October 21, 2021
In Peru, lung cancer is the fifth most frequent cause of death, however, it is the second most deadly type of cancer. “Its treatment is surgical, in early stages. If the cancer is locally advanced, multidisciplinary treatment with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and surgery can be given. In very advanced cases, complementary medical attention is generally given”, says Dr. Edgar Amorín, renowned oncologist, thorax and cardiovascular surgeon at our clinic, who provides us with more information about this neoplasm:
Who is at high risk for lung cancer?
What are its symptoms?
If the lung cancer is early stage, you will not have any symptoms. If there is a cough, chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, bone pain, etc., the disease may be locally advanced or very advanced.
How is it diagnosed early?
Those who are at high risk for lung cancer should have an annual CT scan. If micronodules are detected, they can be cured with surgery and the patient can live without evidence of the disease.
How to prevent it?
Dr. Edgar Amorín
Oncologist, thorax and cardiovascular surgeon at Clínica Ricardo Palma