Lung cancer: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

If you were diagnosed with lung cancer, this does not mean the end of the world. Nowadays best clinics can increase chances of your recovery several times. Lung cancer forms in the lung tissue, where it forms malignant cells. Medical term for lung cancer is lung carcinoma. Almost 85% of this type of cancer is due to tobacco smoking. Another common cause of this cancer is an exposure to radon. According to Medical News Today, an American medical site, radon is the most common cause of death from lung-cancer for nonsmokers. Radon is a gas which is formed from radium. Uranium and granite contain radium. Radon surrounds us in the atmosphere everywhere but usually amount of exposure we are facing daily is so small that it does not affect us. If people are exposed to bigger amounts of radon, risk of developing lung cancer also increases. There are two types of lung cancer: small-cell and non-small cell types. The first sign of lung cancer is chest pain. More than 60% of all patients experience this pain during first stage of this disease.


  1. Symptoms
  2. Causes
  3. Diagnosis
  4. Treatment
  5. Rehabilitation

Lung cancer symptoms

Usually symptoms of this disease manifest themselves very early. The most typical signs of lung cancer are:

  1. Painful feeling in the chest
  2. Cough. 80-90% of all patients have severe cough case during the lung cancer. Cough may also contain blood
  3. Hemoptysis. This is an official term for the cough that has the colour of raspberry jelly, because of the big amount of blood in it
  4. Shortness of breath happens usually in the morning. When patient has compression of the blood vessels, he experiences it
  5.  Anemia
  6.  Weight loss
  7.  Weakness
  8.  Inflammatory disease. The symptoms of lung cancer can be inflammatory diseases.

These symptoms vary depending on lung cancer stage but painful cough is probably one of the earliest signs of lung cancer.


  1. Tobacco consumption
  2. Radon
  3. Radioactive environment in everyday life
  4. Air pollution
  5.  Age
  6. Heredity         


  1. Clinical examination, survey, check-up. The doctor pays attention to the personal history of the patient health case, the presence of typical cancer symptoms and general condition.
  2. X-ray examination. This is the most simple and fast method of diagnosis. In most cases carcinoma is diagnosed using fluorography. If some suspicious formation is detected on the picture, the doctor may recommend X-ray in two projections, which helps to better define the location, structure, size and stage of carcinoma.
  3. Bronchoscopy. With the help of a bronchoscope physician can visually examine the trachea of the patient. Significant advantage of this method is the ability to detect a tumor and at the same time take samples for biopsy.
  4. Ultrasonography. Painless, affordable, safe and informative diagnostic method.
  5. Cancer markers. Modern medicine is actively exploring the possibility of an early diagnosis with the help of special markers. This is a very promising area, but at the moment it has not been researched enough.

Lung cancer treatment   

Lung cancer treatment has many options, but the most common one is surgery.

Clinics which cooperate with offer such innovative types of surgery:

  1. segmental resection
  2. extended pneumonectomy

Segmental resection of lung allows the doctor to make an incision and remove the whole tumor.

Extended pneumonectomy is removal of an affected lung. It is possible to perform if metastases have not spreaded yet and is localized in one area. If the radical removal is not possible, surgeon resorts to palliative therapy, removing part of the primary tumor to relieve the patient's pain and to reduce the symptoms.

Radiation therapy. This therapy is applied simultaneously with the removal of the tumor. It uses radioactive rays to destroy remaining cancerous cells.

Chemotherapy. Some medication can reduce the size of the tumor, but its complete disappearance can rarely be achieved.


Professional rehabilitation greatly reduces chances of lung cancer recurrence. First of all, lung cancer vaccine should be prescribed for those, who have the predisposition for this illness. Sometimes lung cancer vaccine can save person`s life.  

Other preventive measures include:

  1. No smoking. This habit has a negative effect on the whole body, but lungs suffer the most. It is best not to start smoking at all and if the person does smoke - to quit as soon as possible. Passive smoking must also be avoided.
  2. Eliminating risk factors. If person works in the polluted environment, the risk increases several times.
  3. Further preventive care. Fluorography should be done at least annually, regardless of the condition and state of health.

It is essential to find top lung cancer treatment centers, if the person was diagnosed with cancer. can help you to do it. Overall, best lung cancer treatment centers in the world are:

  1. Memorial Cancer Center in New York, USA
  2. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
  3. Mayo Hospital, USA 
  4. Hospital in Stanford, USA
  5. UCLA center of Medicine, California, USA
  6. Medical center UCSF in San Francisco
  7. Main Hospital of Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  8. Medical Center of University of Seattle, Washington, USA

These lung cancer treatment centers provide best quality in treatment and latest high technology. Other lung cancer centers, that need to be mentioned, are located in Germany, Switzerland and Israel. These lung cancer centers also offer the best doctors in the world.   

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Hospital zum Heiligen Geist

The main directions are the emergency, reanimation and intensive care, cardiology and gastroenterology. It mainly they serve patients with acute diseases of cardiovascular system and gastrointestinal tract.

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Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

The main treatment areas of the Department of Internal Medicine I, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Budde, are invasive and non-invasive cardiac diagnostics and therapy of all cardiac diseases.

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