VALUABLE INSIGHTS & ADVICE FROM OUR SENIOR ONCOLOGIST
Dr. Vikas Goswami
Dr. Vikas Goswami is a highly experienced Medical Oncology Senior Consultant and Lung Cancer Specialist at Max Healthcare (Vaishali, Patparganj, Greater Noida, and Noida). Before joining Max Hospital, he was associated with the Fortis Group of Hospitals & IOSPL.
He is a well-trained medical oncologist, having great recognition and reputation at a national and international level. He has received much appreciation for his ethical and professional clinical approach.
- MBBS: Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
- M.D. (Internal Medicine): Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal
- ECMO: European Society of Medical Oncology
- D.N.B. (Medical Oncology): Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute
SIGN & SYMPTOMS
Lung Cancer Sign & Symptoms
Lung cancer occurs when cells in the lungs change or mutate, and tumours accumulate and grow uncontrollably or cause lung disease.
- Having Cough for 2 or 3 weeks
- A long-standing cough that gets worse
- Continue infection in the chest
- Coughing up blood
- Pain when coughing or breathing
- Constantly breathlessness
- Constantly tiredness or lack of energy
- lack of appetite or unexplained weight decline
Lung Cancer Risk factors
Smoking is widely considered the leading cause of lung cancer. Smoking Cigarette is a leading risk factor for small cell lung cancer. This risk increases with the number of cigarettes smoked per day for an extensive period. Secondhand smoke may significantly boost the risk of lung cancer. Once a smoker quit smoking before lung cancer may live longer.
Some people have a family history of lung cancer. Indeed if they never smoke cigarettes but people with a parent, brother, or sister with lung cancer in the family could have a higher risk of developing lung cancer themselves due to family history.
When uranium split down in soil and rock formations, it discharges a casually occurring dangerous radioactive gas called radon. This gas may be discovered in the basements of more traditional buildings and houses.
There are several industries where workers are regularly exposed to carcinogenic substances such as asbestos, which increase their risk of lung cancer. Other active substances that increase the risk of SCLC are inhaled chemicals and exposure to toxic chemicals in air and water.
TIPS BY DR. VIKAS GOSWAMI
Lung Cancer Awareness
Proper awareness about Lung cancer is necessary, as we could be prevented from this harmful disease. Every person must keep the below-mentioned things in mind that stay away from these dangerous diseases.
- A person should have a check on their smoking habits. It is essential to limit the consumption of cigarettes in their day to day activities.
- Consumed an excessive amount of dietary fiber and yoghurt inday to day activities.
- Stay away from secondhand smoke.
- Daily exercising should be an essential part of your life.
- Stay away from unhygienic chemicals.
- Take necessary advice from doctor timely.
CANCER IS DIAGNOSED
How Lung Cancer is Diagnosed?
- Imaging Tests– Helps Doctor to understand the location of the tumour, and they help predict cancer recurrence.
- Computed tomography (CT)– X-ray Machines projects a cross-sectional view of the lungs on a computer
- PET Scan– Radioactive type of sugar injected in the patient’s bloodstream. Helps to understand if cancer has spread to the other parts of the body.
- Bronchoscopy – Use to check if there is a tumour or fluid in the lungs. A tube (bronchoscope) passes through the nose, mouth and into the lungs.
- Mediastinoscopy – a surgeon can incise the base of the neck. Surgical tools are entered behind the breastbone to take tissue samples units from the nodes of the lymph.
- Fine Needle Biopsy – A fine needle scrapes off cells from the injured area. A pathologist then analyses those cells under a microscope to see if they are cancerous.
- Biopsy – Doctors remove some tissue and identify if it is cancerous or not. It is a standard gold test for cancer diagnosis
- Low-Dose Computed Tomography – It is conducted on a person who has a greater risk of developing lung cancer but shows no signs and symptoms. In this screening method, X-Ray machines are connected with a computer to provide a cross-sectional picture of the lungs.
- Chest X-Ray – It is considered a fast method of treatment and used in emergency diagnosis. A minimal dose of ionizing radiation used to design images of the organs like the lungs, liver heart etc. This method is commonly used to evaluate symptoms like chest pain, constant cough.
- Sputum Cytology – a diagnostic test conducted to examine a sample mucus that contains blood and view under a microscope to determine the presence of abnormal cells.
Treatments Recommended for Lung Cancer Patients
Lung cancer disease is treated in many ways. It depends on the sort of lung cancer disease and how this disease has spread among peoples. People with lung cancer often take more than one kind of treatment.
Surgery is usually done in stage 1 and stage 2; this method of treatment is largely done to remove the tumour. The area of surgery may be from segmentectomy (small lung part ) to Pneumonectomy (whole single side lung)
Chemotherapy has been given after the surgical elimination of the tumour. People with stage 3 lung cancer, chemotherapy is provided in combination with radiation as the tumour cannot be removed by surgically. In stage 4 of lung cancer, chemotherapy therapy is supposed to be the primary treatment.
Immunotherapy has become the most innovative way of therapy for lung cancer treatment. It causes minimum side effects because of its tool of action. Immunotherapy is of four kinds.
- Monoclonal antibodies- target specific antigens of tumor in the body.
- Therapeutic vaccines – Act as particular tumor vaccines.
- Checkpoint inhibitors – target molecules and also balance and regulate immune responses.
- Adoptive T-cell transfer – White blood cells are extracted from the patient’s body and are chemically managed to increase the chemical response and are reintroduced into the patient’s body to improve the immune system’s anticancer response.
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TREATMENTS IN DELHI & NOIDA
Lung Cancer Treatment in Delhi & Noida
Zeeva Clinic offers personalized treatment to patients from across the country using the world’s most advanced lung cancer screening and treatment technology. We are here to save the lives of people, but we also have the opportunity to offer tailored care to elderly patients who may have other health problems besides lung cancer.
Our multidisciplinary team of lung cancer treatment in Delhi and Noida provides Support and care that will be involved to coordinate treatment throughout the journey efficiently. We have access to the most advanced lung cancer screening and treatment technologies in the world, and we have the highest quality of care for our patients and their families.
We understand your challenges and concerns and can give you encouragement and helpful advice. We contact survivors who have completed treatment so that we can get them at any time during and after their cancer treatment. You will support us throughout your journey through lung cancer screening, and we understand and support you.
Dr Vikas Goswami, director of Zeeva Clinic and lung cancer specialist in Delhi and Noida, believes that lung cancer is curable if diagnosed and treated correctly at the right time. We are continually striving to equip our patients with excellent treatment to diagnose and treat it most effectively. We do our best to understand the various diseases and their causes and to offer patients the best medicines, with a specialized medical team.
Frequently Asked Questions
01/Does lung cancer ever go away?
For other people, lung cancer may never go beyond completely. Some people may take daily treatments with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other therapies to try to manage cancer for as long as possible. Learning to live with cancer that does not go away can be difficult and very stressful.
02/ How does lung cancer start?
Lung cancer starts when unusual cells grow out of control in the lung. They can attack nearby tissues and form tumours. Lung cancer can start anyplace in the lungs and can affect any part of the respiratory system. The cancer cells can increase, or metastasize, to the lymph nodes and other parts of the body.
03/ What is the most successful treatment for lung cancer?
Combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy may be your initial treatment. For high-level lung cancers and those that have spread to other areas of the body, radiation therapy may help remove symptoms, such as pain.
04/ How long can you live with lung cancer?
Approximately 1 in 3 people with lung cancer condition live for at least one year after they’re diagnosed and about 1 in 20 people live at least ten years. However, survival rates vary broadly, depending on how far cancer has spread at the time of diagnosis. Early diagnosis can make a big difference.
05/ What is usually the first sign of lung cancer?
The most popular signs of lung cancer are a cough that does not go away or gets worse day by day—coughing up blood or rust-coloured sputum (spit or phlegm) Chest pain that is usually worse with deep breathing, coughing, or laughing.
06/ Is Stage 1 lung cancer curable?
With early intervention, stage 1 lung cancer can be extremely curable. Usually, a doctor will want to remove cancer with the help of surgery. If traces of cancer remain then may also need to take chemo or radiation therapy or are likely to stay. Radiation therapy is an option if you can’t have or don’t want surgery.