Lung Cancer Treatment Options

Overview This post explains the different lung cancer treatment options and the best options for the two types of cancers: NSCLC and SCLC in their different stages. Doctors from different faculties work together to treat lung cancer. Pulmonologists are doctors who are...

Lung Cancer Screening & Diagnosis: Indications & Procedures

Lung cancer screening and diagnosis comprises two steps: Screening high-risk individuals who do not have any signs or symptoms of lung cancer Diagnostic tests to confirm the presence or absence of lung cancer. Once these tests confirm the presence of lung cancer, they...

Lung Cancer Causes & Risks, Symptoms & Signs

Overview Though the causes and risk factors of lung cancer are well defined, its symptoms tend to differ widely from individual to individual. This is probably because lung cancer is of different types and the symptoms of lung cancer come on late after the cancer has...

What is Lung Cancer? Types, Stages and Survival Rate

Overview Lung cancer is cancer that has developed in the lungs. There is an uncontrolled growth of cancer cells that starts in the lungs, which then cluster together to form a tumor that can later spread to other parts of the body. It is the third most common cancer...

Malignant Mesothelioma Prognosis and Survival

Overview The prognosis and survival rate of malignant mesothelioma is poor. Recent emerging treatment options do improve life expectancy by a few years but death is almost always certain. Mesothelioma is classifieds into four stages according to the status of the...

Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment Options Stage Wise

There are various treatment options for malignant mesothelioma. All these are standard options used in the treatment of cancers and include Surgery, Radiation, Chemotherapy. Immunotherapy They form the mainstay for treating any cancer, including mesothelioma, doctors...

How is Mesothelioma Diagnosed and Confirmed?

Doctors arrive at a confirmed diagnosis of mesothelioma through a series of tests and procedures. In general, any cancer is diagnosed through a series of tests. Genetic testing, which is done in most cases to assess the cancer risk, does not apply here cancer cells...

Progressive 4 Stages of Mesothelioma by TNM system

Overview There are four stages of mesothelioma. Doctors use these four stages to determine how much cancer has progressed and the best course of treatment for its present status. Stage 1 of mesothelioma has relatively the best prognosis, while stage 4, which is the...

Mesothelioma – Most Deadly Cancer – Causes & Symptoms

Mesothelioma is a very aggressive and deadly form of cancer. Though treatments are available, many people with this cancer succumb to this disease. If you compare the 5-year survival rate of the cancers with the lowest five-year survival: Mesothelioma (7.2%)...