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It is the type of cancer that affects the lungs and smokers are more
prone to get affected by it, though non-smokers may also be affected.
The symptoms include chronic cough, shortness of breath, hoarseness of
voice, chest pain, unexplained weight loss, pain in the bone,
headache, etc. As explained earlier, smoking is the main cause
followed by various other factors like genetics, or other carcinogenic
materials. The various types of lung cancer include small cell,
non-small cell lung cancers. The diagnosis is done usually using
medical history, personal history, physical examination, and certain
laboratory examinations, like sputum test, imaging, and biopsies. The
treatment is widely distributed among surgery, chemotherapy, and
radiotherapy or combinations of these.
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