The lungs are amongst the hardest working organs in the body. They expand and contract up to 20 times a minute; to supply oxygen which is distributed to tissues all across the body and expel carbon dioxide which is created throughout the body.

Cancer in the lungs is very common in Uttar pradesh and people who smoke are at the highest risk of contracting lung cancer. The risk of lung cancer increases with the duration of smoking period and the number of cigarettes smoked. Passive smoking or second hand smoke also contributes to lung cancer. The silver lining though is that if one quits this habit even after several years, one can significantly reduce the chances of developing lung cancer.

Apollo Hospital Lucknow has become one of the best centers for treatment of Lung cancer with best doctors & surgeons for Lung cancer and complete treatment of Lung Cancer under one roof.

Symptoms

Symptoms of Lung Cancer include:

  • A new cough that doesn't go away
  • Changes in a chronic cough or 'smoker's cough'
  • Coughing blood, even small amounts
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Wheezing
  • Hoarseness
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Bone pain
  • Headache

Risk Factors

Risk factors include smoking, passive smoking, exposure to radon gas, asbestos and a family history of lung cancer. People with an increased risk of lung cancer should take annual CT scans to look for the disease. Also, smokers of 55 years of age or older and even those who used to smoke earlier should check with their doctor about screening for lung cancer.

Diagnosis

  • Imaging tests: An X-ray image of your lungs may reveal an abnormal mass or nodule. Apollo Hospital Lucknow has advanced digital x ray with ultra- clarity helps in identifying lung cancer in early stages. A CT scan can reveal small lesions in your lungs that might not be detected in an X-ray. Apollo Hospital Lucknow has Dual source CT which helps in identifying very miniscule evidence of lung cancer.
  • Sputum cytology: Observing the sputum under the microscope can sometimes reveal the presence of lung cancer cells.
  • Tissue sample (biopsy): Lung cancer may be treated by surgery which would be either a Wedge resection, to remove a small section of the lung that contains the tumor along with a margin of healthy tissue.Apollo Hospital Lucknow has advanced CT guided biopsy technique for obtaining tissue samples from lungs in case of lung cancer. This has made Apollo Hospital Lucknow one of the best centres in Lucknow uttar pradesh for identifying and treating lung cancer

Treatment Options

At Apollo hospitals, we offer a 360 degree approach to treat and cure diseases like cancer. The treatment options available at Apollo Hospital Lucknow are Apollo Hospital Lucknow has Most Advanced radiation Therapy in the region. The Varian TruBeam LINAC machine helps in precise targeting of tumour cells without effecting the nearby organs of the body

Surgery of Lung Cancer

  • Lobectomy- Lobectomy is the removal (resection) of the lobe of the lung affected by lung cancer. This is the most commonly performed lung cancer surgery.
  • A bilobectomy is the removal of two lobes and is only done for tumors of the right lung which involve two lobes that are next to each other.
  • A sleeve resection starts with the removal of the cancerous lobe and a portion of the main bronchus to that lung. The remaining end of the main bronchus is then rejoined with the bronchus to any unaffected lobe(s), Apollo Hospital Lucknow specialises in doing surgical sleeve resection with maximum precision making it one of the best centres for providing surgical option for lung cancer.
  • Segmentectomy Wedge Resection and Pneumonectomy are the other options which can be easily performed at Apollo Hospital Lucknow as surgical option of lung cancer treatment
  • Chemotherapy is often used to kill after surgery of lungs or in cases cancer cells that mayhave spread over even before surgery..

Radiation therapy

Radiation Therapy can be directed from outside the body (external beam radiation) is an advanced treatment modality for lung cancer in which high dose radiation destroyes the tumour completely with zero radiation to the healthy lung tissues around the tumour. This radically reduces the side effects of traditional or conventional radiation therapy as the healthy tissues are not affected.

Targeted Therapy

Targeted therapies are newer cancer treatments that work by targeting specific abnormalities in cancer cells. Targeted therapy options for treating lung cancer include Bevacizumab, Erlotinib, Crizotinib and others.

Why Choose Apollomedics

Apollo Hospital Lucknow is one of the recognised centres for best treatment of Lung Cancer. Cancer Treatment at Apollo Hospital Lucknow has a multidisciplinary team of doctors (Surgeons, Radiation oncologists & Medical oncologists) who address all dimensions of treatment, for the best outcome.

For any query related to Lung Cancer or to book an appointment with our Cancer Experts,

Please contact our 24x7 Cancer Care Helpline: 8429029820 or 8429029849.

 

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