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How NSCLC disrupts the function of lungs
04.01.2018 198 0 Admin

How NSCLC disrupts the function of lungs

About NSCLC

Lung cancer is a disease which can worsen each and every function of your body. The most affected area is the lungs which wears out as the cancer spreads.

In most cases related to non-small cell lung cancer, the treatment needs to be done as soon as possible. One cannot wait for the latter stages as the condition gets fatal. The chances of surviving at the latter stage are down to 1%. Most of the experts have made it clear that it is tough to treat a lung cancer which is not diagnosed in the earlier stage. As the cancer grows the function of lungs deteriorates day by day. To understand the effects of non-small cell lung cancer, you must understand the functioning of lungs properly. It can simply explain the impact.

The functioning of lungs

To put it in simple language, lungs are just like having two sponges in your chest. The right lung is bigger than the left one as heart occupies some space on the left side. Lungs are further divided into sections known as lobes. The right lung has three lobes and the left one consists of two lobes. When you breathe, the air goes through the windpipe known as trachea, which is divided further into tubes known as bronchi. These form branches inside your lung known as bronchioles. Bronchioles have small air sacks at the end known as alveoli.


How lung cancer spreads

Now that you have understood the functioning of lungs, you should fathom the growth of cancer. Non small cell lung cancer generally starts from the cell lining of bronchioles or alveoli. They begin slowly in some types and faster in others. As they grow, they start to form tumors. These tumors, if not treated at an earlier stage, would not react to chemotherapy. They keep growing until the functioning of lung is completely disrupted leading to a failure of lung. It is to be noted that most of the NSCLCs cannot be treated in the latter stages.
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