Dr. Alon Ben Nun is a renowned surgical oncologist with over 25 years of experience in his field. He is currently serving at the Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel. He obtained his medical education, MD and Ph.D. in Medicine from the Medical School, Ben- Gurion University of the Negev. He specializes in Thoracic Surgery, General surgery, Oesophagus, Lung, and Trachea. He is currently the Head of the Thoracic Surgery Department.
Dr. Alon has been a part of many different research papers written in medical journals around the world. He is also the winner of several prestigious awards in the field of education and research on care for the sick and Laureate of President of Israel for outstanding medical activities. Dr. Alon is best known for conducting clinical research aimed at improving the quality of treatment of patients with chest trauma and has also published numerous articles and monographs in the field of thoracic surgery, oesophagus, lung, and trachea.
Lung cancer is an uncontrolled growth of cells that start off in the lungs. Usually, lung cancer starts in the cells that line the air passages. Instead of developing into healthy lung tissue, the cells divide rapidly and form tumours.
Lung cancer can grow and spread beyond the lung to reach other parts of the body through metastasis. Lung cancers can begin in any part of the lung, but 90 percent of lung cancers begin in the epithelial cells, which are the cells lining the larger and smaller airways also known as bronchi and bronchioles.
This is the reason why lung cancers are sometimes called bronchogenic cancers or bronchogenic carcinomas. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world, among both men and women. It is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide.
Long-term smoking is the main cause of lung cancer. After smoking, genetic factors and exposure to radon gas, asbestos, second-hand smoke or other forms of air pollution can also increase the risk of lung cancer.
There are two major types of lung cancers, based on the appearance of lung cancer cells under the microscope:
It is necessary to determine the stage of lung cancer by finding out how far cancer has spread, before initiating treatment of lung cancer.
The following are the four lung cancer stages of NSCLC:
After the determination of stage, treatment of lung cancer starts with choosing the best suitable option for the patient. However, there is usually no single treatment for lung cancer. So the patient often receives a combination of therapies and palliative care.
Lung cancer symptoms may vary, depending upon where and how widespread the tumour is. A person with lung cancer may have following lung cancer symptoms:
Dr. Alon has over 25 years of experience in the field of surgical oncology.
He specializes in Thoracic Surgery, General surgery, Oesophagus, Lung, and Trachea.
Yes, Dr. Alon Ben Nun provides online consultation through MediGence.
Dr. Alon is a part of the Israel Association of Physicians; Israeli Surgical Association; European Association for Endoscopic Surgery; American Association for Thoracic Surgery.
Surgical oncologists are specialised doctors who help in curing and treating various cancers with the help of medicines and surgery. Many different cancers and tumours need to be removed surgically from different parts of the body and surgical oncologists are experts in these procedures.
He can be easily consulted by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your enquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the consultation can be done.
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