Lung cancer affects the lungs, the spongy chest organs that take in oxygen upon inhalation and release carbon dioxide upon exhalation. Causing more deaths each year in the USA than any other type of cancer, lung cancer can quickly metastasize and affect other organs and systems of the body. People suffering from lung cancer may have serious trouble breathing or experience chest pain, wheezing or a chronic cough. Treatment of the disease often includes a combination of chemotherapy, surgery, targeted drug therapy or radiation therapy.
These treatments are available at internationally-accredited hospitals around the world. At many of these institutions, treatment is more affordable than in the patient's home country. Through medical tourism, lung cancer patients may also have access to more advanced treatments that are not available at home.