Duration of Treatmentusually took 3 to 5 hours.

Days of Stayusually 7- 8 days at the hospital and 30 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer also called lung carcinoma. Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. Lung cancer is cancer that starts in the trachea when cancer begins in the lung cells and is called primary lung cancer. It can also spread (metastasis) to other parts of the body.

There are three major types of lung cancer:

  1. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  2. Small Cell Lung Cancer
  3. Lung Carcinoid Tumor

 

Common symptoms of lung cancer include:

  • A chronic cough or smoker's cough
  • Coughing up blood
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain, Wheezing and Hoarseness
  • Losing weight, Bone pain and Headache

 

A common risk factor for lung cancer include:

  • Smoking
  • Exposure to radon gas, Certain chemicals and air population  
  • History of tuberculosis
  • A family history of lung cancer
  • Cancer treatment for other types of cancer
  • Low  immune system
  • The Lung cancer patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

Doctors’ advice some investigation like  Blood tests, sputum cytology, tissue sample (biopsy), Bronchoscopy, x-ray, Computerized tomography (CT) scan and Positron emission tomography (PET) scan to know about the stage of cancer or signs of cancer. Lung Cancer Treatment depends upon the stages I, II, III and IV (Metastatic Lung cancer) are treated by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or all of them.

Surgery- Surgeon works to remove the lung cancer and a margin of healthy tissue. Procedures to remove lung cancer include:

  1. Wedge resection - To remove small parts of the lung that containing the tumour along with a margin of healthy tissue.
  2. Segmental resection- To remove a larger portion of the lung, but not an entire lobe.
  3. Lobectomy - To remove the entire lobe of one lung.
  4. Pneumonectomy- To remove an entire lung.

Chemotherapy- Chemotherapy helps to surgery and radiation therapy to control and shrink a tumour,  It can be given before or after surgery and helps the patients to stop the recurrence of lung cancer.

Radiation therapy -  Radiation therapy for lung cancer uses high-radiation to destroy cancer cells and shrink tumours. Radiation therapy will be given after surgery. There are different types of radiation therapy used for lung cancer.

  1. 3-D conformal radiation therapy (3-D CRT)
  2. Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  3. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)
  4. Hypofractionated radiation therapy

Targeted therapy- Targeted therapy is a drug that helps in lung cancer to stop and spread the lymph nodes and other parts of the body or recurrence of lung cancer after chemotherapy treatments.

 

Patients need follow-up under oncologist with a routine investigation like blood tests including the CT scan every 6 to 12 months for the first two years to examine the control of lung cancer or any further spread of lung recurrence. Stop smoking its help decrease the risk of lung recurrence. Increased water intake and advise taking good diet, multivitamin or vitamin A supplementation its help to prevent cancer. Do regular routine physical activities. 

 

Five-year lung cancer survival rate shows the patients after treatment of the patients. Survival rates for non-small cell lung cancer depend on stage and grade.  

 

 Stage of Lung Cancer

5-year survival rate

Stage IA

49% to 75 %

Stage IB

45% to 55%

Stage IIA

30% to 50%

Stage IIB

31% to 40%

Stage IIIA

14%. To 35%

Stage IIIB

2% to 5%

Stage IVA

1%.

 

  • Are you a board-certified surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform lung cancer treatment?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this lung cancer procedure?
  • Has my cancer spread to other parts of my body?
  • Can you remove my lung cancer with surgery?
  • Will I need chemotherapy or radiation?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What are the risk factors for my lung cancer treatment?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of lung cancer treatment?
  • What are the costs involved with this type of lung cancer treatment?
  • How will long time take this lung cancer treatment?
  • How long I have to stay in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are risk factors for this type of lung cancer surgery?
  • How long will it take to recover?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • What type of results can I expect?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

 

 

 

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LUNG CANCER

Duration of Treatmentusually took 3 to 5 hours.

Days of Stayusually 7- 8 days at the hospital and 30 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer also called lung carcinoma. Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. Lung cancer is cancer that starts in the trachea when cancer begins in the lung cells and is called primary lung cancer. It can also spread (metastasis) to other parts of the body.

There are three major types of lung cancer:

  1. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  2. Small Cell Lung Cancer
  3. Lung Carcinoid Tumor

 

symptoms

Common symptoms of lung cancer include:

  • A chronic cough or smoker's cough
  • Coughing up blood
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain, Wheezing and Hoarseness
  • Losing weight, Bone pain and Headache

 

risk factors

A common risk factor for lung cancer include:

  • Smoking
  • Exposure to radon gas, Certain chemicals and air population  
  • History of tuberculosis
  • A family history of lung cancer
  • Cancer treatment for other types of cancer
  • Low  immune system

preparation

  • The Lung cancer patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

procedure

Doctors’ advice some investigation like  Blood tests, sputum cytology, tissue sample (biopsy), Bronchoscopy, x-ray, Computerized tomography (CT) scan and Positron emission tomography (PET) scan to know about the stage of cancer or signs of cancer. Lung Cancer Treatment depends upon the stages I, II, III and IV (Metastatic Lung cancer) are treated by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or all of them.

Surgery- Surgeon works to remove the lung cancer and a margin of healthy tissue. Procedures to remove lung cancer include:

  1. Wedge resection - To remove small parts of the lung that containing the tumour along with a margin of healthy tissue.
  2. Segmental resection- To remove a larger portion of the lung, but not an entire lobe.
  3. Lobectomy - To remove the entire lobe of one lung.
  4. Pneumonectomy- To remove an entire lung.

Chemotherapy- Chemotherapy helps to surgery and radiation therapy to control and shrink a tumour,  It can be given before or after surgery and helps the patients to stop the recurrence of lung cancer.

Radiation therapy -  Radiation therapy for lung cancer uses high-radiation to destroy cancer cells and shrink tumours. Radiation therapy will be given after surgery. There are different types of radiation therapy used for lung cancer.

  1. 3-D conformal radiation therapy (3-D CRT)
  2. Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  3. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)
  4. Hypofractionated radiation therapy

Targeted therapy- Targeted therapy is a drug that helps in lung cancer to stop and spread the lymph nodes and other parts of the body or recurrence of lung cancer after chemotherapy treatments.

 

post procedure

Patients need follow-up under oncologist with a routine investigation like blood tests including the CT scan every 6 to 12 months for the first two years to examine the control of lung cancer or any further spread of lung recurrence. Stop smoking its help decrease the risk of lung recurrence. Increased water intake and advise taking good diet, multivitamin or vitamin A supplementation its help to prevent cancer. Do regular routine physical activities. 

 

success rate

Five-year lung cancer survival rate shows the patients after treatment of the patients. Survival rates for non-small cell lung cancer depend on stage and grade.  

 

 Stage of Lung Cancer

5-year survival rate

Stage IA

49% to 75 %

Stage IB

45% to 55%

Stage IIA

30% to 50%

Stage IIB

31% to 40%

Stage IIIA

14%. To 35%

Stage IIIB

2% to 5%

Stage IVA

1%.

 

faqs from doctor

  • Are you a board-certified surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform lung cancer treatment?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this lung cancer procedure?
  • Has my cancer spread to other parts of my body?
  • Can you remove my lung cancer with surgery?
  • Will I need chemotherapy or radiation?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What are the risk factors for my lung cancer treatment?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of lung cancer treatment?
  • What are the costs involved with this type of lung cancer treatment?
  • How will long time take this lung cancer treatment?
  • How long I have to stay in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are risk factors for this type of lung cancer surgery?
  • How long will it take to recover?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • What type of results can I expect?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

 

 

 

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