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Is there a way for someone to live with lung cancer?
Question Date: 2016-09-30
Answer 1:

Thank you for the question. In general, cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells, which damages the healthy cells that make up the organs of the body.

After medical doctors find out that someone has a problem like lung cancer, there are many things they can do to treat the disease. For instance, they may start giving the person medicine (called chemotherapy) and can use radiation therapy to stop the spread of the cancer. Another common treatment is a surgery called a lobectomy, where doctors remove the parts of the lung affected by the cancer.

One of the most important things is that the cancer is detected early. If so, doctors can start these treatments and people are much more likely to stop the cancer, which is called remission. People can live with and survive this cancer with lots of help from doctors, although it is still a very difficult disease to treat.

People can also do things to avoid developing this cancer, primarily by not smoking cigarettes, which is a factor in 85% of lung cancer cases.

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