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  1. 1. #swegg By Luis & Alan 1
  2. 2.  Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both lungs. These abnormal cells do not carry out the functions of normal lung cells and do not develop into healthy lung tissue. As they grow, the abnormal cells can form tumors and interfere with the functioning of the lung, which provides oxygen to the body via the blood. 2
  3. 3. Surgery • Most stage I and stage II non-small cell lung cancers are treated with surgery to remove the tumor. For this procedure, a surgeon removes the lobe, or section, of the lung containing the tumor. • Some surgeons use video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). For this procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision, or cut, in the chest and inserts a tube called a thoracoscope. The thoracoscope has a light and a tiny camera connected to a video monitor so that the surgeon can see inside the chest. A lung lobe can then be removed through the scope, without making a large incision in the chest. 3
  4. 4. Chemotherapy and Radiation • For people with non-small cell lung tumors that can be surgically removed, evidence suggests that chemotherapy after surgery, known as “adjuvant chemotherapy,” may help prevent the cancer from returning. • For people with stage III lung cancer that cannot be removed surgically, doctors typically recommend chemotherapy in combination with definitive (high-dose) radiation treatments. In stage IV lung cancer, chemotherapy is typically the main treatment. In stage IV patients, radiation is used only for palliation of symptoms. • The chemotherapy treatment plan for lung cancer often consists of a combination of drugs 4
  5. 5. There's no sure way to prevent lung cancer, but you can reduce your risk if you:  Don't smoke. If you've never smoked, don't start.. Also avoid secondhand smoke. 5
  6. 6.  Test your home for radon. Have the radon levels in your home checked. High radon levels can be remedied to make your home saferAvoid carcinogens at work. Take precautions to protect yourself from exposure to toxic chemicals at work. Follow your employer's precautions. Your risk of lung damage from workplace carcinogens increases if you smoke. 6
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  11. 11.   publications/163-lung_cancer_101/265what_is_lung_cancer 11