Lung Cancer Treatment in India
The lungs are located in the chest. When you breathe, air goes through your nose, down your windpipe (trachea), and into the lungs, where it flows through tubes called bronchi. Most lung cancer begins in the cells that line these tubes.
There are two main types of lung cancer:
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer.
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) makes up about 20% of all lung cancer cases.
If the lung cancer is made up of both types, it is called mixed small cell/large cell cancer. If the cancer started somewhere else in the body and spreads to the lungs, it is called metastatic cancer to the lung.
Causes of Lung Cancer
Exposure to asbestos
Exposure to cancer-causing chemicals such as uranium, beryllium,mustard gas
Exposure to radon gas
Family history of lung cancer
High levels of air pollution
High levels of arsenic in drinking water