Although uncommon, asbestos exposure is very serious – and in some severe cases, lung cancer can result. Developed as a useful resistant to heat, asbestos was a widespread fibre within the 19th century. Its properties had many uses – including; sound absorption, average tensile strength, and its resistance to heat, electrical and chemical damage. Consequently, it is still prominently apparent in today’s environment, despite its discontinued production.
Choosing the surgery option involves Many resulting health problems persist. But in most serious cases, lung cancer is seen to be a major issue once exposed. However, treatment is not a simple resolution process because many variables need to be considered, including; the patient’s health, preferences and the type of lung cancer (non-small or small lung cancer), the size, location and extent of tumor need careful consideration before the treatment can begin. Once established, 4 treatment options are possible – surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and photodynamic therapy.
Surgery is the removable of either a partial or even, whole lung. The process can often be major and can bare the significant adverse health consequences, but this method is quick and prevents a long drawn procedure. Recovery can be made. But the extent is usually never fully, especially when lung capacity is reduced significantly, meaning difficultly in completing even the most basic tasks. The terminology depends on procedure – small, and it’s referred to as a lobectomy. Large – pnenmonectomy is used. Apart of these two, another method, cryosurgery, can be used. Simply, it freezes and destroys cancer tissue. And is especially effective during a late stage of non – small cell lung cancer.
Chemotherapy attempts to kill cancerous cells by using anticancer (cytotoxic) medicines, drugs and chemicals. Pill form or injection usually administers the drug. This is especially useful if the cancer has spread rapidly, as when just in conjunction with either surgery or radiation therapy,
High dose radiation is another treatment. Radiotherapy is the precise term which is often used on malignant tumours by focusing its penetrative doses to cancer cells. Healthy cells are not exempt from this dose, but by applying a method known as fractionation, cell damage is reduced. In any case, damage inflicted unto these cells is nevertheless temporary and can still incur unwanted side effects, such as, fatigue and skin changes. Its application is therefore restricted and used only necessarily.