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Men’s Health Month: A Look at Lung Cancer

Celebrated each June to coincide with Father’s Day, Men’s Health Month spotlights preventable health problems and encourages early detection and treatment of diseases among men and boys. According to the World Health Organization, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer in men.

Lung cancer is characterized by uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the tissues of one or both lungs that divide rapidly and form tumors that are classified as either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Most people overlook symptoms of lung cancer, such as coughing and fatigue, making early-stage lung cancer (stages I and II) difficult to detect.

The best treatment option for each lung cancer patient depends on a variety of factors, including the size and stage of a tumor and a patient’s medical history and lifestyle. Understanding the details of each treatment option can help you make an informed treatment decision.

At Oklahoma CyberKnife, lung tumors are one of our most frequently treated diseases. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a lung tumor, contact us to discuss CyberKnife® as a treatment option.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.