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What is carcinoma lung?

Carcinoma lung is the biggest type of lung cancer occurring both in men and women. The rate of deaths from carcinoma lung has increased with each passing year. Like all other diseases, carcinoma lung..

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Carcinoma lung is the biggest type of lung cancer occurring both in men and women. The rate of deaths from carcinoma lung has increased with each passing year. Like all other diseases, carcinoma lung also has stages that will determine the level of severity to which the cancer has spread in the whole body. There are two types of this disease, small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and the non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Carcinoma lung as the name is suggestive is some sort of cancerous disease that starts in the lungs. The lungs are regarded as the two types of elastic organs in the chest which will draw in oxygen when inhaled and leave the carbon dioxide out when exhaled. It is basically defined as the growth of abnormal cells that cannot be controlled and that can begin in both the lungs, and especially in cells that line the passages of air. The presence of abnormal cells do not do any good. They do not convert into any healthy lung tissue, and rather divide swiftly and develop into tumours.

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Carcinoma Lung
Symptoms
symptoms

The symptoms of this disease might include:
Chronic cough changes.

Blood while coughing.

Excessive wheezing.

Pain in the bones.

Extreme headaches.

Effusive loss of weight.

Hoarse voice.

Pain in the chest.

Excessive fatigue.

Difficulty in swallowing.

Persistent cough.

Causes
causes

This disease is majorly caused because of smoking, which is quite widespread both among adults and youngsters. It is not that the heavy smokers suffer from this disease, but it can also happen to people who do not smoke. This means, in some people with this disease, there may be no apparent cause for carcinoma lung.

Risks
risks

There may be various complications to this disease including:
Extreme breathlessness.
Coughing up blood.
Excess fluid in the chest.
Metastasis- The cancer that will spread to other parts of the body.

Prevention
prevention

There are no prevention measures for this disease. But, the only thing one can do to keep the disease at bay, is by not smoking at all. Cigarette smoking is the only reason people are getting it, so if this tendency is limited, chances of being affected by the disease will be quite low.

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