Lung Cancer treatment in Gold Coast Area
Prevention, Symptoms and Diagnosis
Lung Cancer is the most common cancer in men. Smoking and tobacco consumption in different forms is the most common reason for lung cancer. Lax enforcement of laws banning smoking in public places in the country has also meant the rates of second hand smoke have also remained high adding to the burden of lung cancer in non- smokers. Lung cancer prevalence is also increasing in non-smokers specially females; the reasons for this is not entirely clear. The alarming increase in in the air pollution levels in most of the major cities in Australia is further fuelling the problem.
The other major challenge in the field is the very late presentation of these patients to specialists where the diagnosis is established. Often these patients continue to be treated for cough with cough syrups or are treated for Tuberculosis losing out on valuable time and delay in diagnosis.