Lung Cancer Screening
Lungs are the two spongy organs in our body that are used for inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide (breathing). The lungs are a critical organ of our body and any damage to them is a cause of serious concern.
Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of deaths globally. In GCC, lung cancer is the 7th most commonly diagnosed cancer, making up around 4.6% of all cancer cases1. In the UAE, lung cancer is the second most common cancer among males and the leading cause of all cancer deaths2.
Around 60%-80% of cases in the GCC are currently diagnosed at an advanced stage, with the five-year survival rate as low as 10-20%3. In more than 90% of cases, the tumour has already spread beyond the lung at the point of diagnosis3. Consequently, regular screening for those at high risk is urgently needed for early detection and improved survival4.
Across the region, there is a need for more integrated screening programmes to aid earlier diagnosis. Thus, it is important to know about the condition and avail timely treatment. In many cases, with thorough management and treatments, patients are able to lead an almost-normal life despite the condition.
Types of lung cancer
There are mainly two types of lung cancer:
- Small cell lung cancer, which generally affects heavy smokers and is also less common than non-small cell lung cancer.
- Non-small cell lung cancer is a term used for all other types of lung cancers. It includes large cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
Causes and symptoms of lung cancer
- Breathing issues
- Chest pain
- Unexplained persistent cough
- Cough with even a little blood
- Unexplained muscle, body or bone aches; headaches
- Hoarseness of some kind
- If you are losing weight without trying
Lung Cancer Screening Package
We at Fakeeh University Hospital understand the need and to fill the gap, this Lung Cancer Awareness month, we urge smokers and even those who may be at risk of Lung Cancer, to avail of Lung Cancer Screening. Fakeeh University Hospital is offering a special package to help you determine your condition. You can avail the package through the below-mentioned details.
Book today and avail the following package
CT Chest (without contrast)
Consultation with pulmonologist