BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS LUNG CANCER?
Originating in the lungs, cancerous cells infiltrate bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli linings. Regrettably, symptoms rarely manifest until the disease advances significantly. Even when lung cancer does cause symptoms, people often mistake them for other problems like infections or attribute them to the long-term effects of smoking, which may delay diagnosis.
The ubiquity of smoking as a significant risk factor is undeniable, contributing to 80-90% of diagnosed cases. Timely diagnosis is the linchpin to exploring and initiating effective treatment options.