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What Is Lung Cancer? Understand Your Disease

Battling cancer begins with being armed with essential information about the disease.

Carcinoma of the lung results from an anomaly in the body's basic unit of life — the cell. The principal function of these sponge-like organs is the process of gas exchange called respiration (breathing). Through the lung, oxygen from incoming air enters the blood, and carbon dioxide (a waste gas) exits through the bloodstream. When a malignant tumor grows and multiplies, it can undermine the lungs’ ability to provide the bloodstream with oxygen, which manifests in shortness of breath, chest pains, and many other life-threatening symptoms.

Today, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. It claims more lives each year than prostate, colon, ovarian, and breast cancers combined.

Lung Cancers We Treat at New Hope Unlimited

The two general types of lung cancer are:

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC)

This aggressive form of lung cancer occurs almost exclusively in heavy smokers or chain smokers. It often arises in the breathing tubes (bronchi) in the middle of the chest.

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

NSCLC accounts for about 85 percent of lung carcinoma cases. It is an umbrella term for several types of lung cancers that behave similarly. Non-small cell lung cancers include adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and large cell carcinoma.

Lung Cancer Symptoms in Men and Women

In most cases, early lung cancer does not show signs or symptoms. As disease progresses, a patient may experience:

  • Persistent coughing that worsens over time
  • Coughing up blood, even in small amounts
  • Prevalence of rust-colored sputum (spit or phlegm)
  • Shortness of breath or onset of wheezing
  • Hoarseness that may sound breathy, raspy, or strained
  • Chest pain worsened by breathing, coughing, or laughing
  • Weakness or loss of body fat and muscles (cachexia)
  • Recurrent infections with bronchitis or pneumonia
  • Headaches

If lung cancer metastasizes (spreads) to distant organs, warning signs may include:

  • Bone and joint pain
  • Yellowing of the skin (jaundice), showing possible cancer spread to the liver
  • Nervous system changes like headaches and dizziness, weakness, numbness, balance problems, or seizures, which may suggest cancer reaching the brain or spinal cord
  • Lumps in the surface of the body due to cancer spreading to the skin or lymph nodes

If you have one or more of these signs of lung cancer, it is important to see your doctor immediately to receive proper diagnosis and treatment, if needed.

Lung Cancer Causes, Risks Factors, and Prevention

Tobacco smoking is the leading cause of lung cancers in both smokers and individuals exposed to secondhand smoke. However, lung cancer also develops in people who do not smoke or never had prolonged exposure to secondhand smoke. In these circumstances, there may be no clear cause of lung cancer.

Apart from smoking and secondhand smoke, some uncontrollable factors may contribute to the risk of lung cancer, such as family history, older age (65 years and over), and long-term exposure to asbestos, radon gas, and other carcinogens.

If you find it difficult to quit smoking, make an appointment with your doctor. He or she can recommend strategies for quitting smoking, such as medications, counseling, and nicotine replacement products. To further reduce your risk, avoid secondhand smoke, test your home for radon, and limit or eliminate exposure to carcinogens at work. It may help to exercise most days of the week and to eat a diet full of fruits and vegetables.

Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Lung cancer screening begins with a physician asking questions about your medical history, which helps rule out any potential risk factors for the disease. Then, the following tests are usually recommended:

  • Physical exam
  • Sputum cytology
  • Chest x-ray
  • Computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan
  • Biopsy

New Hope Alternative Treatments for Lung Cancer

For over 18 years, New Hope has been improving cancer patients’ quality of life with a combination of conventional and holistic treatment options. Among our services include lung cancer alternative therapies, which stimulate tumor regression by rehabilitating the body’s powerful immune system. The more you build the body’s natural defenses, the greater strength it will have to fight off cancer. Click Here to learn more about our services.

Our Promise

  • Advanced Cancer Treatments
  • Top-Rated Physicians
  • Personal Care
  • Patient Satisfaction

Our Top-of-the-Line Medical Facilities

At New Hope Unlimited, we pride ourselves in providing superior comfort, cleanliness, and cancer care at our 8,000 square foot medical treatment center in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. We worked with renowned architects and contractors to create the ideal space for recovery, which includes state-of-the-art lounge areas and spacious private in-rooms that assure the comfort of our patients and their loved ones.

To make our patients feel right at home, each private ward is equipped with high-definition U.S. television, quality bedding, and high-speed internet connection. And with proper nutrition playing a vital role in cancer recovery, New Hope Unlimited also fulfills the dietary needs of each patient using fresh, organic produce to prepare breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners.

Comfort and cleanliness are also strictly implemented in our medical treatment rooms, which are equipped with the latest medical supplies and technology to provide the highest standard of care and treatment. Our medical center also has an in-house Hyperbaric Chamber, a well-established therapy for decompression sickness, exclusively available for our patients’ use.

Further, New Hope Unlimited has maintained its exceptional partnership with Hospital Migoo, a medical group comprised of certified physicians and specialists committed to our patients’ care and well-being.

FAQs

1. Can I bring a family member or caregiver with me?

Absolutely. Companion is a great source of emotional support for cancer patients. You don’t need to worry because our administrative team will ensure the comfort of both you as our patient and your loved one.

2. Is there an age limit for lung cancer alternative treatments?

There is no age limit for treatments, particularly since cancer of the lung is predominantly a disease of the elderly.

3. What should I know about lung cancer survival rates?

According to the American Lung Association, the five-year survival rate for localized lung cancer is 56 percent.

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