Understanding Lung Cancer: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

by | Aug 10, 2023 | Cancer Awareness

Lung cancer is a formidable disease that affects millions of people worldwide, making it crucial to understand its causes, symptoms, and treatment options. By increasing awareness and knowledge about this disease, we hope to empower individuals and their loved ones to make informed decisions regarding their health. Lung cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the lungs, usually in the cells lining the air passages. It is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths globally. There are two main types of lung cancer:
  1. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and
  2. Small cell lung cancer (SCLC).
Each type has distinct characteristics and requires different approaches to treatment.
Let us understand Lung Cancer Causes and Risk Factors:
Smoking and Second Hand Smoking: The leading cause of lung cancer is tobacco smoke, including both active and passive (secondhand) smoking.
Radon Gas: Exposure to radon gas(odorless gas that is released from the natural decay of uranium in soil and rocks)
Genetics: A family history of lung cancer may increase the risk, suggesting a genetic predisposition in some cases.
Pollution: Exposure to Carcinogens like asbestos, arsenic, certain chemicals, and pollutants can contribute to the development of lung cancer.
Lung Diseases: People with certain lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pulmonary fibrosis, have an increased risk of lung cancer.
Lung Cancer Symptoms:
Symptoms of lung cancer can vary but may include persistent cough, chest pain, shortness of breath, hoarseness, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, and recurrent respiratory infections.
Diagnose and Treat Lung Cancer
Diagnosing lung cancer involves various tests

Imaging scans
(X-rays, CT scans, MRIs)



These tests help determine the type, stage, and extent of cancer, which are crucial factors in devising an appropriate treatment plan.
Can we Prevent Lung Cancer?

Yes, One of the most effective ways to prevent lung cancer is to avoid tobacco in all its forms. For current smokers, quitting is essential to reduce the risk of developing the disease. Additionally, reducing exposure to environmental risk factors, such as radon and air pollution, can play a significant role in prevention.

Dr. Sachin Marda and his qualified team at Yashoda Hospital conducting research focused on improving early detection methods, developing targeted therapies, and enhancing treatment outcomes for lung cancer patients. Advances in personalized medicine and immunotherapy have shown promising results in extending survival rates and improving patients’ quality of life. Lung cancer remains a significant global health challenge, but understanding its causes, symptoms, and treatment options can empower individuals to take control of their health and make informed decisions. “ Remember, knowledge is a powerful tool in the battle against lung cancer.”

About Dr.Sachinmarda

"Dr. Sachin Marda is one of the best top leading award-winning renowned oncologists in Hyderabad and in India. He has 14 years of experience and treated more than 11000 patients till date. He completed his MS general surgery from Mumbai University in 2005 with a Gold medal and MCH Surgical Oncology in Gujarat University in 2009 with a First rank. He is also trained in UK with MRCS and in NCCS Singapore. He offers ethical, affordable complete cancer treatment with a holistic approach. He is specialised in all types of cancer treatment with laparoscopic, and robotic surgery. He has an extraordinary team with excellent knowledge in chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted immunotherapy. His expertees in oral, stomach, breast. uterine, lung, prostate cancer"

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