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Thoracic Cancer

Apollomedics has the best cancer surgeons in Lucknow. Thoracic cancer refers to any cancer located in the organs, glands, or structures of your thoracic cavity, or chest. This includes cancers that arise in the lungs, oesophagus, trachea, bronchi, mediastinum, thymus, and other tissues within the thoracic region.

The thoracic cavity is a vital area of the body that houses critical organs involved in breathing and circulation. Therefore, cancers affecting this region can have a significant impact on a person’s health and well-being. Common types of thoracic cancer include lung cancer, oesophagal cancer, and thymoma, among others. Lung cancer is the most common type of thoracic cancer, accounting for about 80% of cases. Breast cancer is the second most common type, accounting for about 15% of cases. Esophageal cancer is the third most common type, accounting for about 5% of cases.

Types of Thoracic Cancer:

When it comes to thoracic cancer, there are several different types that can affect various structures within the chest. Understanding these types is essential for proper diagnosis and treatment by a skilled cancer surgeon in Lucknow. Here are the main types of thoracic cancer:

1. Chest Wall Tumor

A chest wall tumor refers to cancer that develops in the tissues of the chest wall. The chest wall includes the bones, muscles, and connective tissues that surround and protect the organs within the chest. These tumors can be primary, originating in the chest wall itself, or secondary, spreading from nearby organs or distant sites in the body.

2. Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most common types of thoracic cancer. It occurs when abnormal cells in the lungs grow uncontrollably, forming tumors. There are two primary types of lung cancer: non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC). NSCLC is the most common, accounting for about 80-85% of all lung cancer cases. In 2023, the WHO also reported the global tobacco epidemic report 2023.

3. Mediastinal Tumor

A mediastinal tumor develops in the mediastinum, which is the central compartment of the chest between the lungs. The mediastinum contains the heart, major blood vessels, thymus gland, lymph nodes, and other structures. Tumors in this region can vary in type, including thymic tumors, lymphomas, germ cell tumors, and neurogenic tumors.

4. Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that primarily affects the lining of the lungs (pleura), although it can also occur in the lining of the abdomen (peritoneum) and other organs. It is most commonly associated with exposure to asbestos, a fibrous mineral once widely used in various industries. Mesothelioma has a long latency period, often taking decades to develop after asbestos exposure.

5. Thymoma

Thymoma is a tumor that arises in the thymus gland, which is located in the upper chest, behind the breastbone. The thymus plays a role in the development of immune cells called T-cells. Thymomas are usually slow-growing and may be noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). They can sometimes be associated with autoimmune disorders.

Why Choose Apollomedics

Apollo Hospital Lucknow is one of the recognised centres for the best treatment of Thoracic Cancer. Cancer Treatment at Apollo Hospital Lucknow has a multidisciplinary team of doctors (Surgeons, Radiation oncologists and medical oncologists) who address all dimensions of treatment, for the best outcome.

For any query related to Thoracic Cancer or to book an appointment with our Cancer Experts,

Please contact our 24×7 Cancer Care Helpline: 8429021812 or 8429029838.

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