Lung cancer is the uncontrolled
growth of abnormal cells in
one or both lungs. Normal
lung tissue consists of cells
programmed to reproduce
and develop into healthy, well formed
lungs. In lung cancer,
abnormal cells reproduce
rapidly and disrupt natural
programming. Tumours then
form and block healthy lung
tissues, making it difficult for
the lung to function properly.
There are two general types of lung
cancer – small cell lung cancer and non-small
cell lung cancer. Lung cancer can
also spread to lymph nodes or other
tissues in the chest, including the other
lung, and other organs such as the
bones, brain and liver.
These symptoms may be caused by
a number of problems and may not
indicate the presence of cancer, but if
any of the above symptoms persists
or is bothering you, do consult your
doctor for advice.
Population screening for lung cancer is
currently not recommended.
Treatment options for lung cancer
range from surgery, radiation therapy
Specialist services are available at the following institutions:
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