Effective lung cancer treatment is close to home with Alaska CyberKnife Center at Providence Cancer Center in Anchorage. We serve the entire state of Alaska, as well as patients from the mainland and Canada. With Alaska CyberKnife, you’ll find precise and effective radiation treatment for both operable and inoperable lung tumors. At our cancer treatment center, you’ll also find professionals who truly care for their patients and will do everything they can to cure you of your cancer. We will explain all of your treatment options and the process for each so you can make an informed decision about your care with your team of radiation oncology experts.
When abnormal cells in the lungs grow rapidly and form malignant tumors, the result is lung cancer. It’s the second most common form of cancer found in men and women and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both. Cigarette smoking is the primary risk factor for developing lung cancer, linked to 80% in women and 90% in men of lung cancers in the U.S. Lung cancer is especially common in people aged 60 or older who smoke (or who have smoked in the past) and who are exposed to secondhand smoke and other toxins. Lung cancer has a five-year survival rate of only 17.8%, the lowest of all the types of cancer. More than fifty percent of people diagnosed with lung cancer die within a year. The key to treating lung cancer is to get it diagnosed as early as possible. The experts at Alaska CyberKnife will evaluate your particular case and develop the best possible treatment plan for you. You may have been diagnosed with one of two major types of lung cancer: non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Your oncologists may recommend different treatment methods based on the individual type of cancer.
A third form of lung cancer, called carcinoid tumors, is much less common. It develops more slowly than other forms and typically requires surgery to treat.
Unfortunately, the symptoms of lung cancer are often not realized until it is already metastasized, or spread, to the other parts of the body. This is because they are often common symptoms associated with more common disorders. The first symptoms of lung cancer may include:
More advanced stages of lung cancer symptoms may include:
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer, you need to find out the options for effective treatment offered by Alaska CyberKnife. Call our Anchorage radiation oncology experts today and they will explain all of the treatment options available based on your individual diagnosis. You can reach us by calling 907-771-0517 or completing our online contact form with your questions or to schedule your first appointment. We are here to give you hope and the best treatments available to fight lung cancer. Find out more about lung cancer:
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