What is Lung Cancer?
The lungs are the main organs for breathing. The lungs look like two large, spongy cones. Each lung is made up of sections called lobes – the left lung has two lobes and the right lung has three. Lung cancer is a tumour in the tissue of the lungs.
What are the Symptoms of Lung Cancer?
Cough , Weight loss, breathlessness , chest pain , Hoarseness and blood in cough.
What are Risk Factors for Lung Cancer?
|Tobacco smoking||Tobacco smoking is the major risk factor for lung cancer.|
|Contact with second-hand smoke / passive smoking||The more contact you have with second-hand smoke, the higher your risk for lung cancer.|
|Family history||If a parent, sibling, or child had lung cancer, your risk for lung cancer is higher than a person with no family history.|
How can I know for sure it’s Lung Cancer?
To test for cancer, tissue from the nodule must be removed from your body. A biopsy removes a small samples of tissue. Surgery removes the entire nodule for testing.