Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lung Cancer


Lung cancer is the malignant change and growth of lung tissue. It causes 1.3 million people to die each year, more than any other cancer. Although lung cancer was once an illness that affected males much more than it did women, the number of cases in women has been increasing in the last few decades, which has been blamed on the rising ratio of female to male smokers.

Currently, lung cancer is the leading causing of cancer death in women, killing more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and uterine cancers together.The large majority of people who get lung cancer have smoked for many years.

However, there are certain types of lung cancers that appear in otherwise healthy patients who have never smoked. There are 2 main types of Lung cancer, small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. Small cell lung cancer typically responds well to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and non-small cell lung cancer is more commonly treated with surgical removal of the lung tumor.

Bevacizumab is effective in the treatment of Non-small cell lung cancer.

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