How many live with lung cancer?
Sometimes in life it happens that someone fromrelatives or we ourselves become hostages of circumstances that lead to a serious illness. Such a serious illness, unfortunately, is often cancer. Today we will talk about how much a person lives when a doctor diagnoses his lung cancer.
Life expectancy of a patient with lung cancer
Usually a person who has contracted lung cancer does not livemore than 5 years since the appearance of the first malignant cells in the lungs. It is lung cancer that holds the leading positions in the speed of development. The reason lies in the active blood circulation in the lungs, which acts as a fertile environment for the formation of foreign cells.
If we are talking about the treatment of a disease, then its results depend on the following factors:
- from the location and degree of development of primary oncology in the patient;
- from the number of malignant tumors;
- from the size of metastases;
- from timely medical intervention.
Speaking about common cases, it is very difficult to specificallydetermine the life expectancy of the patient. It is a matter of a large number of different factors that each patient manifests individually, without falling under certain statistical data. To develop an effective treatment course, precise and timely determination of the location of the metastases, their number and size is needed. Crucial importance in the treatment of the patient belongs to the diagnosis of the disease, which is why the lion's share of time is spent on it, which frightens the patient and his loved ones, as it seems that doctors simply do not do anything.
Some statistics on survival depending on the type of cancer:
- In the most severe form of small cell cancer the patient lives 2-4 months.
- When treating - qualitative chemotherapy and proper care of the patient - the life expectancy of a person with a small cell cancer, increases to 1-2 years.
- If a person does not have small-celled cancer, then on average he can live another 5 years (25% of patients).
Symptoms of lung cancer
- A suffocating and strong cough;
- Slight increase in body temperature;
- Severe pain in the chest and ribs;
- Expectoration in blood;
- Rapid weight loss by several kilograms;
- Severe shortness of breath with the slightest physical exertion;
- General physiological malaise and weakness;
- Absence of muscle tone.
If such symptoms are found, consult a doctor immediately! Remember that the sooner the treatment begins, the more chances you have for recovery.