Stage 1 Lung Cancer?
Afternoon, I am saiful and I am 19 years old. I want to ask. I am a passive smoker, I have experienced shortness of breath and coughed up blood. After being examined, I have stage 1 lung cancer. I have been advised by the doctor for chemotherapy, but I need time for that. My question is, is there any traditional treatment for my disease? nThank you
Lung cancer is a malignancy of the lung that is often diagnosed when it is more severe. Some of the symptoms of lung cancer include coughing up blood, shortness of breath, chest pain, headache, weight loss. The diagnosis of lung cancer is obtained from a series of examinations by doctors including interviews, physical examinations, and supports such as x-rays, CT scans, sputum tests, PET scans, biopsies, and blood tests. The earlier it is diagnosed, the chances of successful therapy tend to be greater.
Stage 1 lung cancer if the cancer cells are still confined to the lungs with a size of less than 5 cm. If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, I suggest that you follow the doctor's recommendations for chemotherapy. In addition to chemotherapy, lung cancer can also be treated through surgery, radiotherapy, photodynamic therapy, biologic therapy, cryotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, and supporting drugs. The type of treatment will of course be adjusted to the patient's condition.
So far, traditional medicine has not been scientifically proven to be able to overcome cancer. Since you are diagnosed quickly (stage 1), my advice is that you don't waste time doing traditional medicine that doesn't have scientific evidence. The sooner cancer treatment is given, the greater the chances of successful therapy. Therefore, you should not delay treatment / chemotherapy and you can also discuss with your treating doctor about other possible treatment options.
To support the treatment process, you should make your home smoke-free, always avoid cigarette smoke, apply a healthy lifestyle, do light exercise but avoid strenuous exercise, consume healthy foods and contain antioxidants, drink lots of water, and check with the doctor according to schedule.
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dr. Devika Y