Lung cancer treatment in Mumbai

Lung cancer treatment in Mumbai

Lung Cancer is a type of cancer that forms in the lungs mostly due to smoking. It can also happen due to other external factors such as breathing toxic chemicals or secondhand smoke. Exposure to harmful substances in the air such as radon gas or asbestos and other carcinogens can also cause lung cancer.

Symptoms of Lung Cancer

The signs and symptoms of lung cancer are usually noticeable at later stages that include

  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Bone Pain
  • Chest Pain
  • Coughing up blood
  • Unexplained Losing weight 
  • Hoarseness
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swelling in the face, arms, and neck

Causes of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is caused due to multiplication and an uncontrollable form of cell division in the body. The normal cells divide when it is necessary and then eventually switch off by dying. However, the cancer cells keep on growing without any control and hide from the immune system for longevity. These prevent the cancerous cells from dying which later starts interfering with your normal cells. These cancerous cells then slowly start spreading to other parts of the body through the bloodstream or lymph nodes causing serious damage. The major causes of lung cancer that we’ve witnessed are –

  • Smoking –  It is the major cause of lung cancer among the majority of the population. Doctors are still not quite sure what actually causes lung cancer but smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. As cigarettes have a carcinogenic substance that when inhaled causes tissue damage in the lungs.

  • Secondhand Smoke – Secondhand tobacco smoke can also cause lung cancer 

  • Previous Radiation Therapy – Previous Radiation therapy around the chest area can also cause lung cancer 

  • Exposure to radon gas – Natural breakdown of uranium in air, soil, and land can cause exposure to radon in the surrounding area.

  • Exposure to asbestos or carcinogenic – Exposure to chromium, nickel, and arsenic can cause lung cancer.

  • Family history – People with a family history of lung cancer in parents, siblings, or children have an increased risk of getting lung cancer.

Which Treatment options Sunrise Oncology Center provides for Lung Cancer

Sunrise Oncology Center has several Lung cancer treatment options from Surgery, Radiation therapy, Chemotherapy, Targeted Therapy, Immunotherapy, and Proton Therapy.

  • Surgery – This treatment is possible at an early stage of lung cancer. In this surgery, tumor cells are removed completely along with a small part of surrounding healthy tissue. This avoids the cancer cells to not return as there are no traces of cancer cells left behind in tissues.

  • Radiation Therapy – It uses high-energy rays to kill cancer cells. It is used before surgery to shrink tumors or after surgery to kill cancer cells left behind. 

  • Chemotherapy – In this therapy, patients are injected with antidrugs in veins that kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy also increases the prolonged life in older patients above 60 years of age. The effectiveness of chemotherapy can be increased if done in combination with radiation therapy. 

  • Targeted Therapy – It uses natural antibodies to attack foreign cells from bacteria or viruses. It is also combined with chemotherapy for effective treatment. Natural antibodies are also called “monoclonal antibodies” that specifically target the cancer cells on the surface. 

  • Immunotherapy – In this, the patient’s own immune system is used to fight cancer. It helps your body fight infections and other diseases. 

  • Proton Therapy – Proton Therapy uses protons instead of high-energy x-rays. It uses positively charged particles to destroy cancer cells. 

Talk to Sunrise Oncology Centers Doctor

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