Since 1971, cancer has been the number one cause of death among Chinese people for 34 consecutive years. Among them, lung cancer is the number one cause of death among the top ten cancers. More than 9,000 people die of lung cancer every year1 . The early symptoms of lung cancer are unknown and difficult to detect. When you seek medical attention due to discomfort, it is often late! According to statistics, 70% of patients are diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. For patients with advanced lung cancer, what should we pay special attention to? Lung cancer metastasis is not troublesome! Advanced lung cancer may metastasize to various parts of the body, such as the brain, other parts of the lungs, liver, adrenal glands on both sides, bones and other organs. Of these, about 20-30% will be transferred to the brain2 , but there are gaps between the brain and blood vessels. A barrier 3 that prevents larger molecules from entering the brain tissue. Therefore, the target drug with smaller molecular structure is easier to penetrate the barrier and achieve the therapeutic effect, and the higher the concentration, the more sensitive the effect.
Remind patients to follow up regularly, and be sure to discuss the appropriate treatment with the doctor, so that lung cancer metastasis does not bother the "brain"! In addition to precise testing at the time of diagnosis, computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other examinations should be carried out regularly and regularly to detect signs of metastasis at an early stage and actively treat them! -3 Active treatment does not worsen! "Disease-free survival period" is also known as PFS. PFS refers to the time for cancer patients to maintain their life without deterioration through treatment number list and inhibition of tumor growth. Patients with advanced lung cancer should actively face the treatment, discuss with the doctor to choose the appropriate drug treatment, in order to prolong the PFS and maintain the quality of life! -4 Stay nutritious! In addition, patients with lung cancer will inevitably suffer from side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea during drug treatment, which will affect nutrient absorption, lead to weight loss, physical decline, and affect the course of treatment. According to study 4 , about 60% of lung cancer patients suffer from a decline in physical strength due to malnutrition.
It is recommended that patients cooperate with the doctor's instructions for active treatment, and pay attention to nutritional intake in order to reserve enough physical strength to fight the disease! Remind everyone to master the three keys to the treatment of advanced lung cancer: Lung cancer with brain metastases! Active treatment does not give up! Stay nutritious and strong! Advanced lung cancer does not get worse! To fight against lung cancer bravely! "Fighting advanced lung cancer, YES, WE CAN!" references: .Republic of China in 104 the statistical results of the cause of death of Chinese people. http://goo.gl/tM6yyi Karachaliou, N., & Rosell, R. (2013). Treatment of brain metastases in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations: the role of EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Annals of palliative Chen, Y., & Liu, L. (2012). Modern methods for delivery of drugs across the blood–brain barrier. Advanced drug delivery reviews, 64(7), 640-665. NIH: Nutrition in Cancer Care–for health professionals http://goo.gl/FuJFO The above information is provided by Taiwan Cancer Foundation you may also like.