Cancer

Lung cancer

About Lung cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. It is a leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. Cigarette smoking causes most lung cancers. The more cigarettes you smoke per day and the earlier you started smoking, the greater your risk of lung cancer. High levels of pollution, radiation and asbestos exposure may also increase risk.

Common symptoms of lung cancer include

  • A cough that doesn't go away and gets worse over time
  • Constant chest pain
  • Coughing up blood
  • Shortness of breath, wheezing, or hoarseness
  • Repeated problems with pneumonia or bronchitis
  • Swelling of the neck and face
  • Loss of appetite or weight loss
  • Fatigue

Doctors diagnose lung cancer using a physical exam, imaging, and lab tests. Treatment depends on the type, stage, and how advanced it is. Treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

Top Medications for Lung cancer according to our users

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All Medications for Lung cancer

  • Anticancer > Biological response modifier

    • Avastin
      (Bevacizumab)
      Prescription only

      Avastin (Bevacizumab) is an effective, first-line option when used together with other medicines for certain types of cancers, but it has to be given in a clinic or hospital and it has many severe side effects.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Injection

Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Lung cancer

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?
  • Don't panic. You are in for a lot of hurry up and waiting
  • think positive and get all the possibilities
  • lung cancer stage 4
What’s your best coping strategy?
  • find someone to share your thoughts with
Besides medications, what else has worked for you?
  • Accepting my fate. Good or bad
  • Getting my house in order
  • Positive thoughts
  • Prayers