Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the UK, with over 90 per cent of cases due to smoking*. Symptoms can include coughing (especially with blood being coughed up), being short of breath, and pain.
If lung cancer is suspected you will have a series of tests, usually starting with Xrays and blood tests but also a bronchoscopy (an examination where a tube is put down your airways and a biopsy taken), and CT scans.
Some lung cancer cases are not suitable for surgery - although in other cases doctors will recommend it. Other treatments - often in combination - include chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a number of new drugs which use natural substances within the body to fight the cancer or affect how cells interact.
Ramsay hospitals offers a range of screening and diagnostic procedures at a time convenient to you, and also offers treatment for some of the most common types of cancer. We offer the support of multi-disciplinary teams who will be working together to ensure you get the care which is right for you.
If you would like to discuss possible tests or treatment contact us.
*Reference - Cancer help website.