Cigarette smoking is the principal risk factor for development of lung cancer. Passive exposure to tobacco smoke can also cause pulmonary carcinoma. There are two types of lung cancer they are small cell lung cancers (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC).The stage of lung cancer is determined by the severity to which the cancer has spread in the body. Treatment of lung cancer is by a surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
The general prognosis of lung cancer is poor because doctors tend not to find the disease until it is at an advanced stage. Five-year survival is 40%-50% for early stage lung cancer, but only 1%-5% in advanced, inoperable lung cancer. Smoking cessation is the most important measure that can prevent the development of lung cancer.
Related Journals of Lung Cancer
Journal of Lung Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment, Journal of Lung Diseases & Treatment, Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy, Japanese Journal of Lung Cancer, Lung India, Lung, Heart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care.