Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most common and deadly forms of cancer worldwide. It occurs when abnormal cells grow rapidly in one or both lungs, usually in the cells lining air passages. There are two main types of lung cancer - non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. Non-small cell lung cancer grows and spreads more slowly than small cell lung cancer. Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer, with cigarette smokers being at higher risk. However, non-smokers can also develop lung cancer due to secondhand smoke or other risk factors like exposure to radon, asbestos or air pollution.

Symptoms of lung cancer may include a persistent cough, coughing up blood, shortness of breath, chest pains, hoarseness, weight loss, fatigue, loss of appetite and recurring infections like pneumonia or bronchitis. Finding lung cancer early, when it is still localized, gives patients the best chance of successful treatment and survival. If you have such symptoms already, it’s best to timely consult doctors at Galaxy Care Hospital-the best lung cancer hospital in Pune.

Lung Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

Lung cancer diagnosis typically begins with gathering a patient's medical history and conducting a physical examination. Imaging tests like chest X-rays and CT scans are also performed to detect any lung abnormalities. Further tests such as sputum cytology, bronchoscopy, needle biopsy, PET scan or mediastinoscopy may be required to determine if an abnormality is cancerous and if it has spread to other parts of the body. These tests help oncologists classify the cancer type and stage, which guides treatment decisions. Common treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and targeted drug therapy. Surgery is often the primary treatment if the cancer is confined only to the lungs. For later stages, chemotherapy, targeted drugs or radiation are prescribed to shrink tumors and relieve symptoms.

Why Choose Galaxy Care Hospital for Lung Cancer Treatment?

Galaxy Care Hospital is a leading cancer hospital known for its cutting-edge facilities and Lung Cancer Specialists in Pune. We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies like PET scans to accurately detect and stage lung cancer. Treatment approaches include minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery as well as chemotherapy and other treatment options. A multidisciplinary team of oncologists and surgeons work together to create personalized treatment plans for lung cancer treatment. Through a focus on holistic care, the specialists strive to improve lung cancer outcomes.


1. Can people of all ages develop Lung Cancer?

Yes, lung cancer can develop in people of all ages. While it is more common in older adults, especially those who are regular or long-term smokers, lung cancer is no longer confined to this age group alone. Even younger individuals in their 20s and 30s without a significant smoking history have been diagnosed. Early detection greatly improves survival outcomes. Choosing the best lung cancer hospital in Pune like Galaxy Care Hospital will allow you to consult expert lung cancer specialists, get advanced diagnostic facilities and personalized treatment plans (if diagnosed).

2. How long does Lung Cancer treatment take?

Lung cancer treatment time varies depending on the stage and type of cancer, as well as the specific treatments involved. However, as a general estimate, lung cancer treatment often takes 3 to 12 months to complete when using a combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or surgery. At Galaxy Care Hospital, our Lung Cancer Specialists in Pune can help you with the best treatment options. Feel free to consult us!

3. What are the side effects of Lung Cancer treatment?

Common side effects of lung cancer treatment include fatigue, loss of appetite, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, mouth sores and skin irritation depending on the therapy used. Patients may experience shortness of breath or coughing during or after treatment. However, our Lung Cancer Specialists in Pune are pro at caring for and managing treatment side effects.

4. What are the Lung Cancer prognosis and survival rates?

Lung cancer prognosis depends greatly on stage at detection. 5-year survival can exceed 80% for stage I, decreases to 30% for stage III but is only 5% for stage IV. The overall survival rate is improving with advancements in early detection and treatment options. Choose the Best Lung Cancer Hospital in Pune for timely treatment.

5. How can I book an appointment with the best Lung Cancer Specialist in Pune?

To book an appointment with our Lung Cancer Specialist in Pune, you can call us at 020-67429800|2|3 or +91-020-25466122 or +91-020-25466120. You can also send us an email at [email protected]. Please provide your name, phone number, brief medical history (if any), and preferred appointment date and time. Our team will get back to you promptly to confirm your appointment with our lung cancer specialist. Thank you!