The singer Florent Pagny has lung cancer. The public discovered him without hair on Saturday May 7 on the show The Voice. A loss due to processing.
- To treat lung cancer, when possible, doctors do an operation to remove the tumor in the lung.
- With or without surgery, the management of lung cancer is generally radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy, the objective of which is to destroy the cancerous cells.
This Saturday, May 7, Florent Pagny appeared for the first time without hair… “The chemos make you lose a little hair but that doesn’t prevent us from staying in shape and having a good face”, explained the singer on the set of the show. Indeed, this hair loss is due to the chemotherapy treatments that the singer follows to treat his lung cancer.
An inoperable tumor that would have shrunk by half
The sad news was made public by Florent Pagny last January: he has lung cancer. For a few weeks, the singer had been suffering from symptoms that had prompted him to consult a doctor. “This immense and sudden fatigue, this cough that does not go away, this feeling of suffocation“, he confided to Paris Match. At the time, the diagnosis was not good: the tumor he had was not operable. But the chemotherapy has since seemed effective. According to information from Audiencetwo months after the first treatments, the tumor located in the lung of the singer would have shrunk by half.
Two main types of symptoms
There are two broad categories of lung cancer symptoms according to the website.Health Insurance : respiratory ones and non-respiratory ones. The former may manifest as a persistent and/or worsening cough, difficulty breathing, repeated lung infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia, sudden shortness of breath, coughing up blood, pain in the chest or shoulders, voice changes or even wheezing during breathing. But these signs are not specific to lung cancer and therefore may not always announce such a diagnosis. But, if they persist, it is best to consult your doctor.
Loss of appetite or weight
For the other symptoms, those known as non-respiratory, it may be a loss of weight and/or appetite, abnormal fatigue, difficulty swallowing or edema of the neck or eyelids . In addition, if lung cancer is not diagnosed at an early stage, metastases can move to the brain, bones or liver. In this case, patients can then suffer from bone pain, headaches or even jaundice.
46,363 new cases in France in 2018
To diagnose lung cancer, doctors usually ask patients to perform several tests such as a chest X-ray, a blood test and a CT scan of the chest. In case of tumors, biopsies are also done to better identify the cancer and treat it. Lung cancer is the second most common in men and the third in women. In all, there were 46,363 new cases in France in 2018.
Below, our Questions to Experts program on lung cancer: