Lung


Lung cancer treatment options at Mid Florida Cancer Centers include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of treatments. Your treatment for lung cancer will be planned by a cancer specialist who will consider your specific type of lung cancer, the location of the cancer in the lung, the stage of your cancer, your general health, and results of blood tests scans. Your cancer specialist will then determine the most effective lung cancer treatment for you.

Lung Cancer Symptoms

Symptoms of lung cancer may include:

  • Having a cough most of the time
  • A change in a cough you have had for a long time
  • Being short of breath
  • Coughing up phlegm with signs of blood in it
  • An ache or pain when breathing or coughing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss with no explanation
  • Having a chest infection that doesn’t go away with treatment

Lung Cancer Causes

The following are risk factors that may increase someone’s risk for developing lung cancer:

  • Smoking – smoking causes nearly 9 out of 10 lung cancer cases
  • Exposure to radon gas
  • Exposure to certain chemicals – including but not limited to asbestos, silica and diesel exhaust
  • Air pollution
  • Previous lung disease – such as tuberculosis and Chlamydia pneumonia
  • Family history of lung cancer – a first degree relative with lung cancer increases the risk of developing lung cancer by 51%
  • Past cancer treatment
  • Lowered immunity

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