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Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Lung Cancer signs and symptoms, How to diagnose and the treatment to undergo





Quickandhra Online Health Desk :What are lungs ?
Lungs are the organs we use for breathing, We require oxygen for our organs to function. Lungs are where the oxygen is absorbed. 

What Causes lung cancer ?

  • Smoking
  • Chemicals such as asbestors
  • Without a reason
What are the signs and symptoms of lung cancer?

  • A persistent cough or change in a smokers usual cough,
  • A bright red or rust colored blood in sputum (phlegm)
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Shortness of breath
  • A dull ache in the chest or pain while breathing deeply
  • General feeling of being unwell such as tiredness and general aches and pains
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
How to diagnose lung cancer?


  • Chest x-ray
  • Blood tests
  • Sputum cytology (looking for cancer cells in sputum through micro-scope)
  • Bronchoscopy ( A tube that is thin and flexible, like a telescope, that is used look into respiratory passaes)
  • CT scan 
  • Bone scan 
What treatment will undergo?

One among below there or all of them

  • Surgery
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy










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