What are treatment options for bronchoalveolar carcinoma?

Treatment options for bronchoalveolar carcinoma are similar to those of other lung cancers. The most effective way to treat the malignant tumor is to remove it with surgery. Bronchoalveolar carcinoma has also been treated with chemotherapy radiation, although it does not respond as well to this sort of treatment. Some doctors may suggest a combination of radiation and surgery, especially if the tumor is harder to reach or if it has spread. Many people with bronchoalveolar carcinoma have responded well to targeted therapy cancer treatment. This treatment focuses on inhibiting the function of cancerous cells specifically, rather than the cancer cells and the healthy tissue surrounding them. Some research is also being done on the possibility of lung transplant for the treatment of severe cases of bronchoalveolar carcinoma.

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Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

The most common type of lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) affects tens of thousands of people each year. With three primary types of NSCLC, this disease accounts for about 80% of all lung cancer, the deadliest type o...

f cancer in the U.S. among both men and women. Adenocarcinoma, the most common form of NSCLC, typically develops in the outer portion of our lungs. Our lungs remove carbon dioxide from our body and supplies oxygen to it. Although smoking is the primary cause of lung cancer, other risk factors include exposure to radon gas and asbestos. Previous radiation therapy and a family or personal history of lung cancer also increases your risk. Lung cancer may not show symptoms in the beginning; however, visit your doctor if you have a persistent cough, shortness of breath, see blood after you cough or have chest pain.

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