Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, yet it’s the leading cause of death from cancer, accounting for 27 percent of all cancer-related deaths. The most common causes of lung cancer are smoking and secondhand smoke. Less frequently, the condition is caused by exposure to radon and other environmental pollutants. In rare cases, the condition develops in people with no known risk factors.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.
At North Jersey Pulmonary Associates, Dr. Mahmood uses the highest-quality technology – including navigational bronchoscopy and endobronchial (EBUS) bronchoscopy – to diagnose lung cancer. These options are minimally invasive and safer when compared to traditional chest biopsies.
Lung cancers are broadly classified into two types: small cell lung cancers (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC), based upon the appearance of the tumor cells. These two types of cancers grow, spread, and are treated in different ways, which will determine the type of treatment you receive and your prognosis.
With three convenient locations in Paterson, Secaucus, and Totowa, NJ, you can count on Dr. Mahmood to accurately diagnose your condition, address your concerns, and recommend the appropriate oncologist for specialized treatment. Use online booking now, or call the office to schedule an appointment.