Signs Of Lung Cancer
Signs of Lung Cancer, the signs and symptoms to check for. It seems as though today more and more people are having pulmonary problems which can be signs of Lung Cancer.
Let us take a look at the signs of Lung Cancer and it’s symptoms; suppose you are having pulmonary problems and you believe that these are the Signs of Lung Cancer, it is a good idea to go to a physician to have tests done, this is the only way of knowing you have lung cancer.
First of all, you may want to know that there are four types of Lung Cancer, these four types of Lung Cancer are: small cell lung cancer, squamous cell carcinoma lung cancer, large cell carcinoma lung cancer and adenocarcinoma lung cancer. All of these four are most likely linked to smoking or second degree smoke, but it is also known that the Signs of Lung Cancer can have an inherited component to this. There is a research being done, that maybe the signs of Lung Cancer can be linked to diet, but that is still in the research arena, but some signs of Lung Cancer can be related to diet.
The symptoms and signs of Lung Cancer are difficulty breathing, coughing up blood, chest pain, loss of appetite, weight loss and general fatigue, but there are some signs of Lung Cancers that do not have any noticeable symptoms, this is because this type is not in the advance stages yet, this type of Lung Cancer is where it has spread to other parts of the body, and therefore it is hard to see these signs of Lung Cancer.
Sometimes the signs of Lung Cancer can be detected by a simple chest x-ray but sometimes with the signs of Lung Cancer you have to have a test called bronchoscopy, this test is when a thin, flexible tube is inserted down the airways of the throat and this allows the doctors to see the inside of the lungs, sometimes they will take a biopsy to determine if the Lung Cancer has spread, they will have to take other tests depending on the type of Lung Cancer, such as a CT Scan, liver ultrasound or bone scan maybe this will determine if the Lung Cancer has spread to other areas.
Now, depending on the type of Lung Cancer depends on the treatment that is used a drug treatment maybe used for small lung cancers this is called (chemotherapy) this is the usual treatment for the signs of small lung cancer, radiotherapy is therefore used for the other types of Lung Cancer that I had mentioned earlier. Although Lung Cancer is one of the most dangerous Lung Cancers there are, remember there is still a cure and hope (we always have hope) for Lung Cancer or any type of cancer.
In Lung Cancer the drug treatments that I mentioned, cause bruising, fatigue, hair loss, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting, but the nausea and vomiting can be assisted with other medications and the hair loss? well..the hair will grow back.
If you feel that you may have Lung Cancer and have these symptoms, please see your doctor and get these tests done, Lung Cancer can spread to other parts of the body, and the sooner you find the problem, the sooner you it can be treated.