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What is lung cancer?
Lung cancer is a condition where abnormal cells grow uncontrollably in the lungs. These cells can spread to nearby tissues and form tumors. Lung cancer can develop in any part of the lungs and respiratory system. There are two main types of lung cancer: non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC). NSCLC is more common, while SCLC grows quickly and is more likely to spread.
What causes it?
Although smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, it can also develop in people who have never smoked. Exposure to harmful substances can also cause lung cancer in some individuals. Additionally, cancer can be caused by genetic mutations that occur as you age.
What are the symptoms?
The initial symptoms of lung cancer can include a persistent cough, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Other signs may include chest pain and coughing up blood.
How is it diagnosed?
Your medical history, symptoms, and family history of cancer can help your doctor determine the probability of lung cancer. Additional testing may be required to confirm a diagnosis. Chest X-rays or CT scans are typically used to detect lung cancer.
Lung cancer staging
Each stage has several combinations of size and spread that can fall into that category. For instance, the primary tumor in a Stage 3 cancer could be smaller than in a Stage 2 cancer, but other factors put it at a more advanced stage.
The general staging for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) lung cancer is:
Small Cell Lung Cancer stages
Small cell lung cancer is described using two stages: limited and extensive.
We Treat All Stages and Types of Lung Cancer:
Less Invasive Approach to Lung Cancer Treatment with ICCA Global
Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men, and is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. The disease claims about as many lives each year as breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancer combined. But there is hope, the number of new lung cancer diagnoses are declining steadily. Mortality rates are declining even faster, which likely reflects advances in treatment and early detection. For years, the standard treatment for lung cancer has been surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. However, these treatments can often cause unwanted side effects that can negatively impact the patient's quality of life.
Through FivePoints Cancer Care™, our integrative and alternative lung cancer therapies were formulated with 3 vital functions in mind, placing the patient at the center:
- Safe and effective in shrinking and destroying the tumor while minimizing debilitating side effects associated with traditional treatments.
- Provide the patient with a significant chance to avoid life-altering surgery.
- Prevent cancer from further spreading to critical organs and tissue.
What We Do For You
Our physicians employ FivePoints Cancer Care™, a comprehensive treatment program that goes beyond what is typically available to patients in the U.S. and Canada. We offer customized, multifactorial cancer protocols that work in synergy to combat the disease:
FivePOINTS Cancer Care™ consists of:
We specialize in cancer treatments that support the whole body, while preserving and restoring quality of life:
The gentlest treatments.
The lowest dosage of medications.
If you have cancer, metastatic, recurrent, or were recently diagnosed, turn to the specialists at ICCA Global. Our multidisciplinary team of board-certified experts are here to help you find answers. We will work with you to review all your treatment options and develop a care plan that will yield the best potential results for you. At ICCA Global, you are always part of the team.
Learn more on how we treat cancer here.