22 Nov 2018
The most common type of lung cancer is non- small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The common causes are cigar and pipe smoking, second hand smoke, family history, exposure to industrial waste, heavy metals and environmental pollutions. Swollen lymph nodes, pain in chest and rib, coughing with blood and phlegm, shortness of breath are generally witnessed. Nearly 1 in 19 male and 1 in 28 females gets affected. Radiation therapy, thoracotomy, pulmonary lobectomy, wedge resection are few treatments depending on the stage of cancer. About 13.5% new cases are found every year.