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Lung Cancer Diagnosis - Dr. Belal Bin Asaf

Lung cancer is the Leading cause of death amongst all cancers. It causes more deaths than any other cancer. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can improve outcomes and increase the survival of patients suffering from this deadly disease. In this video, Dr. Belal Bin Asaf talk about “How Lung Cancer is Diagnosed?”

In most cases, it requires a Chest X-ray and CT scan to confirm the suspicion on the X-ray. For staging a whole-body PET scan is done.
The role of Lung cancer biopsy is also discussed.
Associate Director, Institute of Chest Surgery & Robotic Chest Surgery at Medanta- the Medicity Gurgaon, Haryana India

Dr. Belal Bin Asaf is a Thoracic Surgeon. He is an expert in the field of minimally invasive thoracic surgery like VATS and robotic thoracic surgery with special interest in VATS for Lung cancer and Robotic Surgery for Myasthenia and Thymoma.

Lung Cancer Diagnosis - Dr. Belal Bin Asaf

WHAT DO YOU MEAN LUNG CANCER?

We have a large number of organs in our body. These organs have a have enormous amount of cells in them, and if there occurs an uncontrollable growth in these cells which causes a mass or tumor then it is known as Cancer. So basically what happens, the cells of the Lungs grow in a rapid and uncontrollable manner which ends up, in Cancer. Now as we know in common language the tumors are classified into ‘Benign Tumor’ and ‘Malignant Tumor’ or ‘Cancerous Tumor.’

WHAT IS THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CANCEROUS AND NON CANCEROUS TUMORS?

A ‘Benign Tumor’ is caused by the uncontrollable growth of cells, but only grows in a particular location that is it grows locally. It does not have the capacity to spread to other organs of the body. On the other hand, the cancerous cells have the ability to move through blood and lymph to other organs of the body . So, in any type of ‘Cancer’ it is very important, to be diagnosed at the earliest stage so that we can eliminate the tumor with the help of a surgery or any other local therapies which ensures the best possible outcomes.