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Radiation Therapy To Treat Lung Cancer

Date :15/10/18

Lung cancer is one of the most popular causes of cancer deaths in both men & women. It has been found that cigarette smoking or tobacco intake in any form is one of the greatest reasons for lung cancer. Also, exposure to tobacco smoke can also cause lung cancer. Lung cancer is categorised in two parts small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer.

Treatments that are used to treat lung cancer

Following are the types of treatment that are generally recommended to treat lung cancer:

What is radiation therapy and how is used to cure lung cancer?

Radiation therapy is a process in which high energy radiation is used to kill the cancer cells and tumour. Basically, these radiation rays destroy the DNA of the cells either by directly damaging them or by creating charged particles which destroy the cancer cells. Radiation therapy is sometimes combined with chemotherapy for better results.

The experts make a patient treatment plan that starts with simulation. During the stimulation process, the tumour or cancer cells are located with the help of imaging scans. This ensures accuracy. Types of scans used during the process:

  • CT scan
  • PET
  • Ultrasound scan
  • MRI

Depending on the tissues located in the tumour area, the amount of radiation is decided. The oncologist then uses the safest path to deliver the rays. All process is carefully examined to minimize the side effects.

Where should you go for lung cancer treatment?

Guru Hospital, a multi-speciality hospital in the heart of Madurai, provides one of the safest lung Cancer Treatment in India by using radiation therapy. The main objective is to provide the ultimate care and comfort to the patients and their families. A variety of radiation therapy is conducted here to treat lung cancer. Depending on the size, type on the location of cancer, the treatment plan is made. Also, the patient's medical history and general health condition are noted down before the treatment.

So if you are planning to get a lung cancer diagnosis, book an appointment here. The sooner you are the safest you are. Guru Hospital provides the best radiation therapy for lung cancer in Tamil Nadu.

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