According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), in many parts of the world, asthma is often the most common chronic disease among children. In Singapore alone, approximately one in five children has asthma.
Cardiothoracic surgeons use surgical procedures such as keyhole surgery, lobectomy and open lobectomy (thoracotomy) to remove cancer from the lung.
Chest X-rays and Computerised Tomography (CT) scans are some of the tests done to diagnose lung cancer. If a tumour is detected, a biopsy will ascertain the type of cancer and its stage.
A chronic cough, coughing up blood, a hoarse voice, chest pains and fatigue could be symptoms of late-stage lung cancer.