Details about Lung Cancer: Standards of Care PDF
Lung Cancer: Standards of Care will not be surprised to hear—again—that lung cancer is still the deadliest cancer in absolute numbers worldwide. And yet, it’s a cancer that is mostly due to behavioral and environmental factors. One hundred years ago, lung cancer was among the rarest seen. It took decades to realize its main cause—tobacco—and still, decades later, tobacco’s addictiveness is the major challenge for its users. It’s a major roadblock for countries and global organizations trying to control the use and sale of tobacco and reduce the addiction to it. For the longest time, lung cancer patients were shamed, and their physicians dealt them fatalism and not hope. In that same era, many other cancers became success stories. Lung cancer was labeled a treatment-refractory disease when other common cancers became curable, preventable, or turned into chronic conditions with well-preserved quality of life.