Dr.. Muhammad Imam, head of the Lung Tumor Clinic at Hospital 57357: Cyber Knife is one of the most important methods of treating lung diseases and an

Dr.. Muhammad Imam, head of the Lung Tumor Clinic at Hospital 57357: Cyber Knife is one of the most important methods of treating lung diseases and an

After lung tumors became the second most common infection rate after breast and prostate tumors, Hospital 57357 established an outpatient clinic for adults specializing in lung diseases and tumors, under the supervision of Dr. Muhammad Imam, Consultant in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Lung Tumors, in order to achieve the highest recovery rates through the Cyber Knife device, which achieved a breakthrough in Treating many types of cancer. In this interview, we will learn from Dr. Mohamed Imam the alternative treatment options to surgery.

What are the most dangerous diseases that affect the lung?
Pulmonary obstruction, pulmonary aneurysm, and chronic allergies, but these diseases fall under the category of ordinary chest diseases, while the most dangerous disease that affects the lung is cancer, and lung tumors in general appear in two forms. The first form is a benign tumor and its treatment is with simple surgery. As for the second form, it is not only the most dangerous to the lung, but it is the most dangerous type. At the level of all cancers, scientific studies and research have proven that it is the second type in incidence after breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. Unfortunately, it is number one in deaths worldwide, but this is the bad part. The good news is the emergence of new treatment plans and methods, the majority of which are in tumors and cancers. Lung.
Smoking is a major cause of lung cancer?
Of course, smoking is one of the most important causes of lung tumors. The first scientific research appeared in 1948 in Britain confirming the relationship between smoking and lung cancer, and then the dangers of gases and pesticides appeared, which are also causes of lung cancer.
What about the role of the genetic factor in developing lung tumors?
Of course, it is an important part, but the rate of infection through the genetic factor ranges between 5 to 10% of the general infection rates. Here it must be noted that patients who have a genetic factor have a severe change in the gene that leads to the growth of cancer, and this gene always appears in women younger than 50 years old, and when we investigated the causes, we found that their lung cancer occurred due to a genetic change as a result of the hereditary factor.
What are the methods of early detection of lung tumors?
Through a low-dose CT scan without dye on the chest every year and possibly every two years, and this depends on the influences that the patient lives under, most notably smoking. By the way, studies have proven that a heavy smoker is one who smokes 15 cigarettes a day and thus exposes himself to the highest levels of risk and the possibility of developing lung cancer. The period of smoking is more than 30 years, and this explains that most infections appear at the age of 45 or 50. Therefore, we always say that prevention is better than cure. It is best to abstain from smoking completely from the beginning or to stop. By the way, Hospital 57357 has the latest x-ray unit for adults, and its results are very accurate.
Is lung cancer treatment limited to surgery only, or are there other treatment plans?
Treatment of lung cancer depends on the stage in which the tumor was discovered. For example, if it is in the first or second stage, this means that the tumor is fixed in its place. What differs between the two stages is the size of the tumor, but in the third stage the tumor begins to spread in the lymph nodes in the chest near the lung. In the fourth stage, the tumor begins to spread in the liver, bones, brain, or lymph nodes outside the chest. All of this means that it has spread throughout the body. If we talk about treatment in the first and second stages, we will find that it depends primarily on surgery, and based on the results of the surgery, we decide whether Whether we will need preventive treatment or not, we often need it only in the second stage, and in some cases that do not tolerate surgery due to age or other health conditions. Here, Cyber Knife becomes the ideal choice as it is a high-dose radiation treatment in accordance with the same patient. Thank God it has become available in Egypt through Hospital 57357. In addition to another very important point, which is that the cost of treatment with Cyber Knife is considered social solidarity, because it is returned again to treat children for free, as if the cost of treatment is an ongoing charity.
What is the most important advantage in treating lung tumors with Cyber Knife?
In fact, there are many advantages, not just one advantage, the most important of which is saving time and effort for the patient, as the duration of treatment ranges from one to three sessions, in addition to being exposed to a very concentrated dose of radiation on the tumor only, and thus we avoid any damage to the healthy cells surrounding the affected part, which is the opposite. The usual radiation treatment, where we were forced to take a large safety factor around the tumor, which exposes healthy cells to damage from radiation therapy, the effects of which then appear in the long term in the form of lung fibrosis or dilation of the bronchi and alveoli, and all of this does not appear in the Cyber Knife.