The Department of Medical Services reveals the danger signal of lung cancer. If chronic cough is found. Cough with bloody sputum, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, wheezing Hoarseness or voice changes chest or shoulder pain. Easy to get infected with lungs, easy to get tired, fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, should see a doctor for treatment. Reduce the risk of lung cancer
Dr. Narong Apiculwanich, Deputy Director General of the Department of Medical Services and spokesperson for the Department of Medical Services, said that cancer is a major problem. The public health of all countries around the UFABET world. The Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health, has foreseen and realized the importance of lung cancer problems that people around the world suffer and die the most. In Thailand, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in males and fifth in females. According to the International Cancer Research Institute.
World health organization Reported that there are 2 million new cases worldwide per year and 1.7 million deaths per year, and the trend continues to increase. Data from the National Cancer Institute in 2014, there were 9,779 new male lung cancer cases, or 27.4 people per 100,000 people and 5,509 women, or 14.2 people per 100,000 people, and in 2016. There were Thai people die 13,414 people per year.
Lung Cancer Risk Factors
Dr. Wirawut Imsamran, Director of the National Cancer Institute added that The major risk factors for lung cancer are:
- smoking or exposure to cigarette smoke
- Exposure to other carcinogens that are found to be common. Causes among lung cancer patients. Such as radon gas, asbestos, radiation, incense smoke, smoke from exhaust pipes and air pollution
The most common symptoms of lung cancer include:
- chronic cough
- coughing up bloody sputum
- Difficulty breathing
- Hoarseness or voice changes
- chest or shoulder pain
- lungs are easily infected
- easily tired
- lose weight
Lung cancer without screening
At present, there is no effective lung cancer screening method at the population level. Or if these abnormal symptoms continue for more than 3 weeks, you should consult a doctor. The treatment for this cancer is surgery, chemotherapy, radiation. and treatment with drugs aimed at destroying cancer cells Depending on the stage of the disease, screening in patients with a high risk of lung cancer may be an option to find early stage lung cancer patients and provide treatment. Early detection gives patients a higher chance of survival, but the most important thing is
Lung Cancer Prevention
Prevention in a simple way, just start “ quit smoking ” for yourself. family and society around and regularly check the body on a regular basis Exercise and eat a healthy diet.