Lung cancer – Non small cell – Alternative Treatment & Therapie

Lung cancer is an epithelial tumour, originating from the alveoli (air sacs), the bronchi or trachea (windpipe). Mainly men are affected by the disease, but women are ‘catching up fast’ because of increasing cigarette smoking. Lung cancer is the most frequently occurring tumour in men, with 75 men per 100,000 and 35 women per 100,000 being affected. The age peak of the disease is between 55 and 65 years.

The inhalation of toxic substances plays a key role in the formation of most bronchial carcinomas. Smoking of tobacco comes first- actively and passively. After twenty years of smoking 20 cigarettes daily, the risk of lung cancer, when compared to a non-smoker, is increased by around 10 times. Carcinogenic substances in the professional environment (for example, asbestos, chrome, coal tar) may also be of significance, and combined with smoking, the risk increases further.

The patient starts with a rather dry cough, or his “smokers cough” changes as an increased nightly cough. Also bloody discharge or shortness of breath may be the first sign of the disease. If a bronchus is moved by the tumour, located lung sections behind it may get inflamed which leads to repeated respiratory infections. Loss of appetite, weight loss and general weakness occur later. Hoarseness due to crushing or penetration of the cervical nerve, or jammed neck veins, are usually signs of invasive tumour growth.

Lung cancer is responsible for around 25 percent of all cancer deaths. Most of these deaths could be avoided by restricting the main risk factor – smoking.

Lung cancer is diagnosed using computed tomography, X-ray, pulmonary function diagnostics such as spirometry, blood gas analysis or perfusion scintigraphy.  Also mediastinoskopien (looking at the upper chest area) and punctures are frequently performed.

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