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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Treatment London

Each year, over 37,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with lung cancer. There are two main types of primary lung cancer. They are:

  • small cell lung cancer (SCLC)
  • non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

About 20% OF lung cancers are small cell, the rest are non-small cell.

Lung Cancer

Non-small cell lung cancer

There are three main types of non-small cell lung cancer. Sometimes it is not possible to tell which type someone has. This is because when the cells are looked at under a microscope they are not developed enough. These are:

Squamous cell carcinoma This is the most common type of lung cancer. This type of lung cancer is often caused by smoking.

Adenocarcinoma This develops from the cells which produce mucus (phlegm) in the lining of the airways. This type of cancer is becoming more common

Large cell carcinoma This gets its name from the large, rounded cells that are seen when they are examined under the microscope. It is sometimes known as undifferentiated

Are you a smoker or ex smoker?

  • If you develop a cough, or a long standing cough gets worse, or
  • If you ever notice any blood staining of your phlegm (sputum) or
  • If you notice that you have recently become short of breath on exertion

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE DOCTOR: YOU MAY NEED A CHEST X-RAY AND SPECIALIST OPINION.

Remember : The best way of not succumbing to lung cancer is:

  • Never to smoke, or
  • To have it diagnosed early

You may need a consultation, CT scan and bronchscopy. Other investigations may be necessary after discussion with the specialist.

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