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  • What is Lung Cancer?

    Lung cancer is an abnormal growth of tissues in the lung. When you breathe in, air goes down the trachea (windpipe) and into the lungs, where it spreads through tubes called bronchi (air passages). Most lung cancers begin in the cells that line these tubes.

    There are 2 main types of lung cancer:

    • Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common type of lung cancer
    • Small cell lung cancer is less common but spreads quickly to other parts of the body through the blood
  • The main cause of lung cancer is tobacco smoke (cigarettes, pipes or cigars), although not everyone who smokes will get lung cancer. Harmful substances in smoke damage the lung cells. Inhaling second-hand smoke from people smoking nearby can also cause lung cancer in some people who do not smoke.

    You may also be at risk for lung cancer if you:

    • Are older than 40 years. Most people are older than 65 years when they are diagnosed with lung cancer
    • Have contact with substances such as radon (a radioactive gas), asbestos, arsenic, chromium, nickel and polluted air
    • Have family members who have had lung cancer
  • Early lung cancer often does not cause symptoms. As the cancer grows, you may experience the following symptoms:

    • A cough that worsens or does not go away
    • A hoarse voice
    • Breathing troubles, eg. shortness of breath
    • Constant chest pain
    • Coughing up blood
    • Chronic tiredness
    • Frequent lung infections, eg. pneumonia
    • Weight loss without a cause

    Other health problems can also cause these symptoms but you should see your doctor if you experience these symptoms.

  • There are 4 main treatments for lung cancer:

    • Chemotherapy to shrink or destroy the cancer
    • Radiation therapy (high-energy x-ray) to destroy the cancer cells
    • Surgery to remove the tumour and some lymph nodes (glands)
    • Targeted therapy to block the growth and spread of cancer cells
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    • Alvin Ng Choon Yong

      Spesialisasi:
      Pengobatan Saluran Pernapasan
      Penyakit Dalam
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

      Lihat Profil

      Klinik:
      The Respiratory Practice
      Lokasi:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #11-13/14/15
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Nomor Kontak:
      68350035
      Klinik:
      The Respiratory Practice
      Lokasi:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #11-13/14/15
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Nomor Kontak:
      68350035
    • Amy Elaine Lyn-Hwa Stebbings

      Spesialisasi:
      Pengobatan Saluran Pernapasan
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

      Lihat Profil

      Klinik:
      The Chest and Internal Medicine Clinic
      Lokasi:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-25
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Nomor Kontak:
      6694 4333
    • Ang Cher Siang Peter

      Spesialisasi:
      Onkologi Medis

      Lihat Profil

      Klinik:
      Oncocare Women's Cancer Clinic
      Lokasi:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #06-22/23
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Nomor Kontak:
      6252 5325
      Klinik:
      Oncocare Cancer Centre
      Lokasi:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #17-05
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Nomor Kontak:
      6836 5201
    • Ang Peng Tiam

      Spesialisasi:
      Onkologi Medis

      Lihat Profil

      Klinik:
      Parkway Cancer Centre
      Lokasi:
      3 Mount Elizabeth, Level 2 Mount Elizabeth Hospital
      Singapore 228510
      Nomor Kontak:
      67370733
      Klinik:
      Parkway Cancer Centre
      Lokasi:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-43/50 To 55
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Nomor Kontak:
      6684 5522
    • Au Siew Cheng Elizabeth

      Spesialisasi:
      Onkologi Medis

      Lihat Profil

      Klinik:
      Elizabeth Au Oncology
      Lokasi:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #11-01
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Nomor Kontak:
      67374588
    • Chan Boon Yeow Daniel

      Spesialisasi:
      Onkologi Medis

      Lihat Profil

      Klinik:
      Icon Cancer Centre Novena
      Lokasi:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #06-24/25
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Nomor Kontak:
      6266 2273
      Klinik:
      Icon Cancer Centre Mount Elizabeth
      Lokasi:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #17-03/04
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Nomor Kontak:
      67378000
    • Chan Ping Wah Kenneth

      Spesialisasi:
      Pengobatan Saluran Pernapasan
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

      Lihat Profil

      Klinik:
      Respiratory Medical Associates
      Lokasi:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #04-33
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Nomor Kontak:
      67344788
    • Chan Tiong Beng

      Spesialisasi:
      Pengobatan Saluran Pernapasan
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

      Lihat Profil

      Klinik:
      Cough & Chest Specialist Pte Ltd
      Lokasi:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #17-02
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Nomor Kontak:
      67387000
    • Cheong Tuck Hong

      Spesialisasi:
      Pengobatan Saluran Pernapasan
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

      Lihat Profil

      Klinik:
      Cheong Chest & Medical Clinic
      Lokasi:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #10-08
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Nomor Kontak:
      67343808
    • Chew Huck Chin

      Spesialisasi:
      Pengobatan Saluran Pernapasan

      Lihat Profil

      Klinik:
      Respiratory Medical Associates
      Lokasi:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #04-33
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Nomor Kontak:
      67344788

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