Prathima Cancer Institute

Best Hospital for Thoracic Cancer in Warangal

Department of Thoracic Cancer

It includes

  • Lung Cancer
  • Metastatic Disease to the Lungs
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Benign and Malignant Pleural tumors
  • Tumors of the Chest Wall
  • Esophageal Cancer

Lung Cancer

  • Lung cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in males in India,
  • leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide.

Risk Factors

  • Smoking
  • Exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Family history of lung cancer
  • Previous radiation therapy to the chest
  • Air pollution
  • Occupational Exposure to asbestos and other carcinogens(arsenic, chromium and nickel)
  • Exposure to radon gas


  • Persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing up blood
  • Chest pain
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Bone pain
  • Headache
  • Swelling (in Tumors of the chest wall)


  • CT Scan
  • PET Scan
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Imaging guided Biopsy (Endobronchial Ultrasound, CT Scan)
  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), Thoracoscopy, Mediastinoscopy
  • Molecular tests (IHC)


  • Surgery [Open/Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)]
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted drug therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy
  • Palliative care


  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid secondhand smoke
  • Avoid carcinogens at work

Lung Cancer Screening

To detect cancer in its earliest stages, done in individuals meet all of these requirements :

  • between the ages of 50 and 80
  • either currently smoke or have quit smoking within the last 15 years
  • have a 20-pack-year smoking history (number of packs of cigarettes per day times the number of years you smoked)

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