Benign Lung Cancer

Benign Lung Cancer

What is benign lung cancer?

Benign lung cancer begins in cells, the building blocks that make up tissues. Normally, healthy cells grow and divide to form new cells as the body needs them. When normal cells grow old or become damaged, they die, and new cells take their place.

Sometimes, this orderly process goes wrong. New cells form when the body does not need them, and old or damaged cells do not die as they should. The buildup of extra cells often forms a mass of tissue called a growth or tumor.

Tumor cells can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). Benign lung tumors are rarely a threat to life, usually do not need to be removed and do not spread to other parts of the body. Benign lung cancers may be life threatening, may grow back after being removed, and can spread to other parts of the body.

Types of benign lung cancer

What is the types of benign Lung Cancer?

Benign lung cancer is more common than malignant lung cancer, and it generally grows and spreads more slowly. There are 5 types of benign lung cancer. The 5 types of benign lung cancer have different kinds of cancer cells. The cancer cells of each type of benign lung cancer grow and spread in different ways. The types of benign lung cancer are named for the kinds of cells found in the cancer and how the cells look when viewed under a microscope:

  • Squamous cell carcinoma: Cancer that begins in squamous cells, which are thin, flat cells that look like fish scales. This type of lung cancer is also called epidermoid carcinoma.
  • Adenocarcinoma: Cancer that begins in cells that have glandular (secretory) properties.
  • Adenosquamous carcinoma: Cancer that begins in cells that look flattened when viewed under a microscope. These cells also have glandular (secretory) properties.
  • Undifferentiated carcinoma: Cancer cells that do not look like normal cells and multiply uncontrollably.
  • Large cell carcinoma: Cancer in which the cells are large and look abnormal when viewed under a microscope.
Risk factors and causes of benign lung cancer

What is the risk factor and causes if benign lung cancer?

Studies and research have found the following risk factors for benign lung cancer:

  1. Tobacco smoke: Tobacco smoke causes most cases of benign lung cancer. It’s by far the most important risk factor for lung cancer. Harmful substances in smoke damage lung cells. The more a person is exposed to smoke, the greater the risk of benign lung cancer.
  2. Radon: Radon is a radioactive gas you cannot see, smell or taste. It forms in soil and rocks. People who work in mines may be exposed to radon. In some parts of the country, radon is found in houses. Radon damages lung cells, and people exposed to radon are at increased risk of benign lung cancer. The risk of benign lung cancer from radon is even higher for smokers.
  3. Asbestos and other substances: People who have certain jobs (such as those who work in the construction and chemical industries) have an increased risk of benign lung cancer. Exposure to asbestos, arsenic, chromium, nickel, soot, tar and other substances can cause benign lung cancer. The risk is highest for those with years of exposure. The risk of benign lung cancer from these substances is even higher for smokers.
  4. Air pollution: Air pollution may slightly increase the risk of benign lung cancer. The risk from air pollution is higher for smokers.
  5. Family history of benign lung cancer: People with a father, mother, brother or sister who had benign lung cancer may be at slightly increased risk of the disease, even if they don’t smoke.
  6. Personal history of benign lung cancer: People who have had benign lung cancer are at increased risk of developing a second lung tumor.
  7. Age over 65: Most people are older than 65 years when diagnosed with benign lung cancer.

People who think they may be at risk for developing benign lung cancer should talk to their doctor. The doctor may be able to suggest ways to reduce their risk and can plan an appropriate schedule for checkups.

Symptoms and signs of benign lung cancer

What is the symptoms and signs of benign lung cancer?

Early benign lung cancer often does not cause symptoms. But as the cancer cells grows, common symptoms may include:

  • a cough that gets worse or does not go away
  • breathing trouble, such as shortness of breath
  • constant chest pain
  • coughing up blood
  • a hoarse voice
  • frequent lung infections, such as pneumonia
  • feeling very tired all the time
  • weight loss with no known cause

Most often these symptoms are not due to benign lung cancer. Other health problems can cause some of these symptoms. Anyone with such symptoms should see a doctor to be diagnosed and treated as early as possible.

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Diagnosis of benign lung cancer

What is the diagnosis of benign lung cancer?

If you have a symptom that suggests benign lung cancer, your doctor must find out whether it’s from cancer or something else. Your doctor may ask about your personal and family medical history. Your doctor may order blood tests, and you may have one or more of the following tests:

  • Physical exam: Your doctor checks for general signs of health, listens to your breathing, and checks for fluid in the lungs.
  • Chest x-ray: X-ray pictures of your chest may show tumors or abnormal fluid.
  • CT scan: Doctors often use CT scans to take pictures of tissue inside the chest.
  • The only sure way to know if benign lung cancer is present is to check samples of cells or tissue.
Treatment of benign lung cancer

What is the treatment of benign lung cancer?

The types of benign lung cancer are treated differently. The most common types are named for how the benign lung cancer cells look under a microscope:

  • Small cell benign lung cancer: About 13 percent of benign lung cancers are small cell lung cancers. This type tends to spread quickly.
  • Non-small cell benign lung cancer: Most malignant lung cancers (about 87 percent) are non-small cell benign lung cancers. This type spreads more slowly than small cell malignant lung cancer.

Your doctor may refer you to a specialist who has experience treating benign lung cancer, or you may ask for a referral. You may have a team of specialists. The choice of treatment depends mainly on the type of lung cancer and its stage. People with lung cancer may have surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy or a combination of treatments.

People with limited-stage small cell lung cancer usually have radiation therapy and chemotherapy. For a very small lung tumor, a person may have surgery and chemotherapy. Most people with extensive stage small cell benign lung cancer are treated with chemotherapy only.

People with non-small cell benign lung cancer may have surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of treatments. The treatment choices are different for each stage. Some people with advanced cancer receive targeted therapy.

Your doctor can describe your treatment choices and the expected results. You may want to know about side effects and how treatment may change your normal activities. Because cancer treatments often damage healthy cells and tissues, side effects are common. Before treatment starts, your health care team will explain possible side effects and suggest ways to help you manage them.

You and your doctor can work together to develop a treatment plan that meets your medical and personal needs.

  • Surgery for benign lung cancer removes the tissue that contains the tumor. The surgeon also removes nearby lymph nodes. The time it takes to heal after surgery is different for everyone. Your hospital stay may be a week or longer. It may be several weeks before you return to normal activities.
  • Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays to kill cancer cells. It affects cells only in the treated area. External radiation is the most common type of radiation therapy for lung cancer. The side effects depend mainly on the type of radiation therapy, the dose of radiation, and the part of your body that is treated.
  • Chemotherapy uses anticancer drugs to kill cancer cells. The drugs enter the bloodstream and can affect cancer cells all over the body. Usually, more than one drug is given. Chemotherapy is given in cycles. You have a rest period after each treatment period. The length of the rest period and the number of cycles depend on the anticancer drugs used.
  • Targeted therapy uses drugs to block the growth and spread of cancer cells. The drugs enter the bloodstream and can affect cancer cells all over the body. Some people with non-small cell lung cancer that has spread receive targeted therapy.
Alternatives herbal and acupuncture treatment of benign lung cancer by Malaysia Chinese Master

Are there is alternative way to do treatment for benign lung cancer?

Chinese medicine now offers a treatment alternative to modern medicine beside government hospitals or private. But should be remembered that the current hospital medical bills are more expensive than before. For the Malaysia Chinese Master is offering alternative therapies without surgery. He is using the ancient Chinese medicine and herbal medicine acupuncture methods for treating diseases.

Malaysia Chinese Master’s  Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are important components of Chinese historical culture. And there are parts of the discipline of Malaysia Chinese Master’s ancestors’ up bringing. As early as the new Stone Age in China, the primitive humans use stone as the earliest Malaysia Chinese Master’s  Acupuncture instrument to treat diseases. With the development of the productive forces, bone needles and bamboo needles were introduced. After the development of metal casting techniques and metal tools, the people began to use metal Medicine needles, such as bronze, iron, gold and silver.

Malaysia Chinese Master’s  Acupuncture Today- Today stainless steel needles are widely used. Moxibustion was gradually created after discovery and use of fire. At first, primitive man found that warming themselves by fire may relieve, stop cold pain or stop a certain type of diseases. Thus, they came to know how to use burnt hot stone or sand wrapped in animal skin to treat disease through hot compression, using ignited branches of wood to warm parts of the body. This is the most primitive form of moxibustion. In modern society, people use moxa leaves as moxibustion material.

Malaysia Chinese Master’s  Acupuncture was known throughout the world by 1971 for its anesthesia effects, thus in 1975 the W.H.O. has accepted Chinese Master’s  Acupuncture as a Medicine science.

So it’s up to you which one is most effective treatment to treat your disease. Although modern medicine has developed from time to time, but traditional medicine is just as good example as well as Chinese herbal medicine as practiced by the Malaysian Chinese Master. The use of herbal medicine without any side effects such as modern medicine today. So for anyone who wants to treat his illness, Chinese Master will help reduce the symptoms of the disease and reduce the tumor cells and cancer. Although this treatment is not 100 percent cured, but can extend the life of the person suffering from cancer or a tumor. The recovery rates depends on the grade,stages and types of cancer, the location cancer, the size of cancer,how long that cancer are happen and also age and patients general health. If the disease is diagnosed early there may be a chance to heal.

So it’s up to you which one is most effective treatment to treat your disease. To do so, act now to meet with Chinese Master for more information about your illness may be cured if the disease is detected early. Chinese Master used to say, “Where there’s a will there is a way.”

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