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Date : 0000-00-00
An uncontrollable growth of the cells in the lungs can cause lung cancer. These affected cells further spread into the others parts of the body and spread cancer outside the lungs. The main function of the lungs is to supply oxygen to the body, these abnormal cells grow in an uncontrolled manner and interfere with the lung functioning. Lung cancer is one of the major causes of death in the people. Guru Multispecialty Hospital, Madurai has all the treatment facilities and infrastructure for cancer treatment in India.
The types of lung cancer are
·Small cell lung cancer-this cancer is also known as oat cell cancer and spread quickly.
·Non-small cell lung cancer- this is the very common type of cancer that covers around 85% of lung cancer. This cancer has several subtypes, such as adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and large cell carcinoma.
·Lung carcinoid tumor- this is also known as lung neuroendocrine tumors.5% of lung cancer comes in this type. The growth in this type of cancer is slow and spread rarely.
The causes of lung cancer are
·Exposure to the harmful industrial chemicals such as arsenic or polycyclic hydrocarbons
·Exposure to the radon gas
·Exposure to the asbestos