Lung cancer: A femicide issue

Lung cancer: A femicide issue

Published : 2019-11-29 - Categories : Our news , Welfare

Lung cancer is not necessarily a synonym of death. Yes, it can be prevented! All we need to do is remain alert and well informed on the subject.

So what are the factors that contribute to the development of lung cancer?

- Excessive tobacco consumption 

- Exposure to carcinogenic particles (carbon monoxide, carbon)

- Exposure to second-hand smoke - passive smoking (or combustion of fossil materials)

Professor Nicolas Girard, pulmonologist and oncologist, but also the head of department at the Institut du thorax curie-Montsouris, details a new treatment for lung cancer.

 Immunotherapy and targeted therapy: What are the differences between the two?

Immunotherapy treatment, or biological therapy, strengthens the immune system to better fight cancer cells. Instead of attacking directly the tumor, it stimulates the defense. 

Targeted therapy points to a specific tumor receptor. "This treatment is effective in 95% of cases," says Professor Nicolas Girard. However, even if it significantly extends the patient's life span, when diagnosed too late, lung cancer is fatal.

Why a screening campaign is so important!

This Professor specialized in oncology and pulmonology wants to set up a screening campaign. 

This type of screening is no longer new in the States and the Netherlands. It should be done every 2 years. 

Cancer, we are all concerned!

(Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash)

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