More cases are being seen and the association with smoking is high .
Different histological subtypes occur, of which squamous cell carcinoma is the most common.
The clinical features of this condition include the following:
- Chronic cough
- Wheezing or stridor
- Lung infection or other sequels of bronchial obstruction
- Features of spread – nodes, malignant effusions, fistulas, etc.
- Systemic symptoms like appetite loss
- Chest radiograph
- CT when more detail needed.
- Evaluate for extent of disease.
- Carry out curative resection for early disease.
- Provide palliative care for late disease.
- In general, adopt a multidisciplinary approach to care.