Lung cancer is a malignant neoplasm consisting of epithelial cells of the respiratory organ. Cells under the influence of a number of factors become atypical and cease to obey the internal control processes responsible for the appearance of new tissues. Damaged epithelial layer grows rapidly. In the presence of malignancy, the tumor progresses rapidly. She is aggressive towards the body in which it was formed. Code for ICD-10 (international classification of diseases of the 10th revision) - assigned to C34. Severe illness, if left untreated, will result in the death of the patient.
Lung cancer: early symptoms, causes, treatment, types and prognosis
Cancer formed from lung epithelial tissues is considered the most deadly among oncological pathologies and the most frequently diagnosed. A similar problem is typical for industrialized countries. The main role is played by the social and cultural factor. Often diagnosed in smokers.