The cause of this disease is probably multifactorial, however, approximately 85% of deaths from lung cancer are attributable to cigarette smoking.
Symptoms include persistent cough, blood coughing, repeated lung infections, weight loss, shortness of breath.
The diagnosis is made at late stages of the disease.
Therapies have expanded considerably in recent years and now include surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, targeted treatment and immunotherapy.
The tumors that can be surgically removed account only for 10-15% cases.
Targeted treatment and immunotherapy are gaining importance, as they can prolong the life by as much as few years.
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death.