Lung Cancer: Treating Small Cell Lung Cancer
Cancer can be caused by many sources including smoking, genetics, and environmental hazards. Cancer caused by the environment is usually the result of industrial pollution or dumping. Improperly stored hazardous materials can leach chemicals into the soil when wet. Eventually the leaching chemicals may reach the water table and contaminate the groundwater. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that the incidence of cancer could be reduced by as much as 80-90 percent if environmental causes such as diet, tobacco, and alcohol, as well as radiation, infectious agents, and substances in the air, water, and soil were addressed. You can learn more about Lung Cancer here, with topics such as Symptoms, Diagnosis, Staging, Treatment, and more, by selecting from the list above.
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Small cell lung cancer spreads quickly. In many cases, cancer cells have already spread to other parts of the body when the disease is diagnosed. In order to reach cancer cells throughout the body, doctors almost always use chemotherapy. Treatment may also include radiation therapy aimed at the tumor in the lung or tumors in other parts of the body (such as in the brain). Some patients have radiation therapy to the brain even though no cancer is found there. This treatment, called prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI), is given to prevent tumors from forming in the brain. Surgery is part of the treatment plan for a small number of patients with small cell lung cancer.
Source: National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov