Stage 3 lung cancer is one of deadly disease in the world. Whether it s genetic or other factor; deadly diseases or the light ones, it is all depending on our way of life. Genetic disease, if we adapt healthy life style, we can decrease or lower the chance and risk of being attacked or getting worse. There might be things in life that make us unaware of our health, such as dense work schedule; stressful atmosphere at home or at work and good health condition. Yes, good health condition may cause us ignore and care less of our body health. We consume any foods even the unhealthy and fatty ones. We have high sugar beverage or the one with high alcohol. Those are only some things that make our health waning. Now, let’s get to know more of stage 3 lung cancer.
This is what you should know about stage 3 lung cancer
When the doctor says it is lung cancer and it is in stage 3, it means the disease is on advance stage. You need to understand the symptoms as well as the treatment. Unfortunately, the persons with lung cancer when diagnosed are already in the advance stage. In stage 3, the lung cancer has spread to the nearby tissues and even may have reached lymph nodes. The stage 3 of lung cancer itself is divided in stage 3A and 3B. In stage 3A, the cancer is still the same side of the chest. It is advance but locally. While in stage 3B, the cancer has spread to opposite side of chest and all organs there. Let’s recognize the lung cancer symptoms.
Symptoms of lung cancer
Lung cancer in early stage may not show visible symptom. You need to see the doctor soon if you recognize these symptoms. The person with a lung cancer usually will only survive for about 5 to 6 years after being diagnosed. Treatment and medication should be done when a person has these symptoms. He may have trouble in breathing or short breathing. He may also feel painful in chest area. Listen when he is breathing, there might be wheezing sound and his voice changes when he speaks. You may see a friend with those symptoms above also loses his weight extremely. If he complains headache and pain in his bone (pain in his back, for example), he is likely to have stage 3 lung cancer.
The question of ‘what is lung cancer?’ is started appear in everyone’s mind in every country since this disease is quite dangerous, especially for your breathing process. Lung cancer is an uncontrolled development of abnormal cells in one lung or even both of your lungs. The cells do not spread and deploy to the other organs, but divide rapidly and form tumor in your lung(s). The tumor itself can be larger and become more numerous in every single day, and it will interfere your breathing process which means the oxygen cannot flow as well as before.
There are two kinds’ descriptions of lung cancer that are common known in medical terms.
⦁ The FIRST one usually spreads to people who love smoking. It often starts in the bronchi in the center of the chest, and it also moves widely in the course of the disease. This disease is also well known as oat cell cancer, oat cell carcinoma, or small cell undifferentiated carcinoma.
⦁ The SECOND one is the opposite of the previous cancer. This cancer is divided into three types:
⦁ This kind of cancer starts secreting substances just like mucus. This cancer often suffers younger people especially women and of course smokers.
⦁ This cancer consists of flat cells that line the inside of the lungs. This cancer is often located in the middle of the lungs, close to bronchus.
⦁ This cancer can appear in the lung, and it can develop quicker rather than the others. This kind of cancer is the hardest cancer to treat compared to the other two types of cancer before. This cancer is also well known as large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma which is quite similar to the previous type.
This kind of cancer takes 75% to 90% of cancer patients. This cancer creates a group of tumor which looks similar between each other, and the three types of this cancer are only to differentiate the size of the tumor.
Besides those lung cancers, there are also the other types of the disease, but it is not as dangerous as the previous ones. Thus, those kinds of lung cancer only count 1% to 5% in suffering people which proves that the spread is not really fast. Hopefully, after reading this article, there will not be a question such as ‘what is lung cancer?’ anymore, and you get some information and know the danger of having lung cancer.