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
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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