Thorax & Lung Cancer Programme

Thorax and Lung Cancer Treatment in Delhi, India

BLK-Max Cancer Centre is one of the most well-known lung cancer centres in Delhi and continues the tradition of cutting-edge patient care with its multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer. We at BLK-Max provide state-of-the-art care for lung cancer and staff with team nudges combining the collective wisdom of surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and pathologists

Our Thoracic Cancer team has extensive experience in treating both early stages as well as complex cases of lung cancer. Our specialists have pioneered techniques that have become the template for the optimal treatment of lung cancers in Delhi. 

With advanced knowledge and experience in handling complex chest wall, mediastinal and superior sulcus tumours our surgical oncologists use state-of-the-art diagnostics like VATS/mediastinoscopy to quickly assess your cancer, incorporating radical CT+RT and complex reconstructive approaches.

What Is Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is cancer that begins in or spreads to the two organs found in the chest that help you breathe lungs.

There are two main types of thoracic cancer:

  • Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): one of the most common lung cancers with up to 80% of cases.

  • Small cell lung cancer: Also known as oat cell cancer, makes up to 10-15% of all lung cancer cases.

What Are The Indications For Lung Cancer?

Signs and symptoms of lung cancer include:

  • Lingering or worsening cough

  • Coughing up phlegm or blood

  • Bad chest pain that develops when you breathe deeply, laugh, or cough

  • Hoarseness of voice

  • Shortness of breath

  • Wheezing

  • Weakness and fatigue

  • Loss of appetite and weight loss

  • Muscle weakness

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Fluid retention

  • High blood pressure

  • High blood sugar

How is Thoracic Cancer Diagnosed?

Doctors conduct many tests to diagnose cancer and learn if cancer has spread to another part of the body. Thoracic Cancer is often diagnosed using the following tests:

  • Bronchoscopy with or without biopsy

  • Needle Biopsies

  • Sputum Cytology

  • CT (Computed Tomography) scan

  • PET-CT scan

What Are The Possible Ways of Lung Cancer Treatment in India?

Some treatments to remove or destroy cancer within the lungs and nearby tissues include:

  • Surgical process: A doctor may operate to remove cancerous lung tissue and tissue in the surrounding areas where cancer may have spread. 

    • Robotic-assisted lung surgery:  Our doctors use the advanced Da Vinci Xi system to treat complex cases of lung cancer effectively. The various procedures performed by them include:

    • Lobectomy

    • Pneumonectomy

    • Sleeve Lung Resections

  • Other Robotic Thoracic procedures include:

    • Thymectomy

    • Esophagectomy

    • Mediastinal Masses Excision

  • VATS (Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery) include:

    • Lobectomy

    • Pneumonectomy

    • Sleeve Lung Resections

  • Open Surgery: This type of surgical procedure is recommended for the patient who is not fit for minimally invasive surgery.

  • Radiation therapy: Involve the use of high-energy waves to kill cancer cells.

  • Chemotherapy: Involve the use of Chemotherapy drugs to treat cancer and prevent a recurrence. 

  • Targeted therapy: Targeted Therapy targets cancer’s specific genes, proteins, or the tissue environment that contributes to cancer growth and survival.

  • Immunotherapy: This therapy involves the use of medicines that prompt the body's immune system or natural defences to destroy cancer.

A patient might get chemotherapy, hormone therapy, or targeted therapy along with surgery or radiation. This multidisciplinary approach will help in treating the residual cancer cells during other forms of treatment.

What Are The Precautions One Must Take To Avoid Thoracic Cancer?

  • Stop smoking as soon as possible.

  • Drink lots of water.

  • Keep a healthy weight.

  • Be physically more active, and exercise for at least 30 minutes daily.

  • Eat healthy food and avoid too much alcohol consumption.

  • Avoid the use of tobacco.

Are There Any Risk Factors Involved?

Some of the major factors that lead to thoracic cancer include:

  • Passive Smoking: 80 per cent of lung cancer cases are the result of continuous exposure to smoking.

  • Exposure to radon: A naturally existing radioactive gas.

  • Occupational exposure and pollution: Breathing in hazardous substances such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium, nickel, some petroleum products, uranium, etc.

  • Inherited genetic mutations: family history of lung cancer.

  • Exposure to air pollution: Lived where there is air pollution.

  • HIV infection: Been infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

  • Radiation therapy treatment: History of radiation therapy to the breast or chest.

What is Lung Cancer Treatment Cost in India?

To obtain an accurate estimate of the cost of Lung Cancer Treatment at BLK-Max Hospital in Delhi, India various factors such as the type of treatment, the complexity of the treatment, the surgeon's expertise, the severity of the condition, and the patient's individual condition need to be considered.

To receive an estimate, individuals can Book An Appointment with an expert or complete the quick enquiry form available on the Hospital's Website. It is important to note that the final cost may fluctuate depending on any additional diagnostic procedures needed, the specific type of room chosen, and the precise condition being treated.

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