Lungs are the spongy organs in your chest that work to take in oxygen when you inhale and discharge carbon dioxide when you exhale. There are many types of terrible diseases; one of them is lung cancer. Lung cancer is a condition that causes cells in the lungs to divide uncontrollably and causes the growth of tumors. It reduces a person's ability to breathe.
How does cancer begin?
The structure of the body is such that the process of creation and destruction of cells goes on continuously. New cells replace old cells. Every day about 40 thousand cells die in the body. New cells are produced in the same proportion as cells are destroyed. In the midst of this process, due to many different reasons, anyone's cell keeps on growing continuously. The body is unable to stop the disordered growth of that cell. For this reason, this cell grows and takes the form of cancer in the future.
Who are at risk?
Lung cancer can also occur in normal people who have never smoked but people who smoke are at the greatest risk of lung cancer, Your risk of lung cancer increases as much as you smoke. Lung cancer also occurs due to genetic reasons, but this is not a certain reason. Lung cancer mostly occurs in smokers or those who eat gutkha or drugs. If you quit smoking, you can significantly reduce your chances of developing lung cancer. Older people are affected by lung cancer mostly because cancer grows more in the lungs when the lungs already start getting worse. Lung cancer is less common in people under 40.
Symptoms of lung cancer:
- A continued cough
- Coughing up of blood,
- Shortness of breath
- Pain in the chest
- Lose weight without trying
- Bone pain
When to see a doctor?
If you have any symptoms that concern you, contact your doctor. If you smoke and are unable to quit, contact your doctor or at Best Hospital in Gurugram Haryana.
Here lung specialists can recommend strategies for quitting smoking, such as counseling, medications, and nicotine replacement products. Mayom Hospital deals with diseases related to the lungs and the respiratory tract.