Non-smokers are also becoming victims of lung cancer, 50 percent of patients do not smoke

Non-smokers are also becoming victims of lung cancer, 50 percent of patients do not smoke

Lung cancer ranks number one on the National Cancer Registry. That is, most of the cases come from lung cancer. Now Mendata Hospital has done research regarding this disease. In this, it has been found that 50 percent of the patients of Killing's cancer are non-smokers, out of which 70 percent are below 50 years of age. All lung cancer patients were also non-smokers from the age of fewer than 30 years. Women are also getting affected more by this cancer. Many cases of adenocarcinoma, a more deadly type of cancer than squamous carcinoma, are also being seen in youth.

The team, led by Dr. Arvind Kumar, chairman of Mendata's Institute of Chest Onco-Surgery and Lung Transplantation, tracked patients who were treated between March 2012 and November 2022. During this, the patients coming to the outpatient clinic were examined. It was found that among the people suffering from different diseases of the lungs, the number of people below the age of 30 years is more. Research done on 304 patients revealed that a large number of non-smokers are also suffering from lung cancer.

Non-smokers also have same cancer as smokers
What bothered me the most, says Dr. Kumar, was that unlike in western countries, where lung cancer is mostly reported in people above 60, the incidence of lung cancer in India has been around two decades. is of earlier. About 10 percent of all lung cancer patients were under the age of 40. I have checked the data from various OPDs and found that lung cancer is almost the same in smokers and non-smokers, with young women being the most affected by it.

Adenocarcinoma is a deadly cancer
Adenocarcinoma forms when the cells lining the lungs from the outside become cancerous, while squamous carcinoma affects the cells that line the surface of the airways. Dr. Kumar says that he is also worried that cancer is being diagnosed in stage 3 and stage 4.

In such a situation, the treatment of patients becomes a challenge. But as the current research shows that in these stages young patients are physically able to do 85 percent of their activities. There are many such cases where the exact disease cannot be detected. There were many patients who were undergoing treatment for TB.