Lung Cancer – Disease- Diagnosis- Therapy
Lung carcinoma is usually caused by degenerated cells of the mucosa lining the lower respiratory tract (= bronchi). Basically, one differentiates between two main forms: The non-small-celled form (abbreviated to NSCLC for the English “non-small cell lung cancer”), which occurs with about 85 percent the most common.The small cell lung cancer form, which grows particularly fast, makes About 15 percent of all lung cancers are available for more information.
Typical complaints in lung cancer may be, for example, new onset cough or the aggravation of an existing, chronic cough. Read here which examinations your doctor will carry out in order to eliminate or confirm the suspicion of lung cancer.
If the diagnosis “lung cancer” is unequivocally determined, the treatment options and the individual chances of recovery (prognosis) should be discussed in a detailed doctor-patient interview. The treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) depends on the stage of the disease. Find out which therapy options are available in the individual stadiums here.