Learn Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer 2019

Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer

Mesothelioma is often considered as a form of lung cancer, which is the most common type of fatal cancer. The most common type of malignant mesothelioma, pleural mesothelioma, is actually a cancer that affects the lining of the lungs. However, mesothelioma is not technically a lung cancer. Similar to mesothelioma, many types of lung cancer can be caused by exposure to asbestos. Although smoking accounts for about 90% of lung cancer cases, smokers exposed to asbestos are at least 50 times more likely to develop lung cancer.

Cancers are usually classified as primary or secondary depending on the location in the body from which the disease originated. Primary lung cancer refers to lung cancer, while lung cancer refers to cancer that has spread to the lungs from other parts of the body.

Primary lung cancer
Primary lung cancer is usually the result of smoking, although it may also result from exposure to toxic substances (such as asbestos) or genetic predisposition. It consists of two types: small cell cancer and non-small cell cancer. Of the two types, the small cell type is less common, accounting for just under 20% of lung cancer cases.

Small cell lung cancer
Primary small cell lung cancer is almost exclusively associated with smoking. This type of cancer is spreading at a very fast pace, making chemotherapy the preferred treatment for patients. Small cell lung cancer usually develops in the larger airways, such as the bronchi, and quickly becomes a larger tumor. Treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation can often be effective in treating small cell lung cancer.

Non-small cell lung cancer
Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common form of the disease, accounting for more than 80% of lung cancer cases.

Non-small cell lung cancer is divided into three different categories:

The most common type of lung cancer is diagnosed in 40% of lung cancer patients. It is formed from glandular secretory tissues producing mucus and is usually found in the outer respiratory tract of the lungs.
Large cell carcinoma:
This type takes its name from the appearance of the cells composing its tumors. Under the microscope, large cell lung cancer appears excessively disproportionate. Also known as anaplastic cells, these cancer cells have lost all their differentiation characteristics compared to other cells. There are several types of large cell lung cancers. The types of large cells are grouped according to their characteristics, the prognosis of the patient and the forms of treatment available.
Squamous cell lung cancer:
Represents just under 30% of lung cancer cases. Squamous cells are thin and flat and can be located in the tissues just below the surface of the skin, in the inner layers of the hollow organs of the body and in the channels of the digestive and respiratory system. In lung cancer, squamous cell carcinoma usually develops in the bronchial areas, located in the center of the lungs.

Secondary lung cancer
Secondary lung cancer, like all other secondary cancers, is caused by the movement, or metastasis, of cancer cells to sites beyond the primary site. Metastases usually occur during the movement of malignant cancer cells in the blood or lymph nodes. Lung cancer can be a secondary pleural mesothelioma due to the spread of cancer cells migrating from the outer lining of the lung to the inside of the lung itself. Metastatic cancers can not usually be cured by surgery and should be controlled by chemotherapy and / or radiation therapy.

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