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.