The cancer returned in 2005 and then again in 2014. He died Friday in a hospital in Istanbul, five days after his 66th birthday. His last performance was in Istanbul on Valentine's Day, February 14th, where he said goodbye to his friends.
About Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer and Lung Cancer Types:
Lung cancer is the #1 cause of all cancer deaths worldwide. Lung cancer can originate from a large variety of cell types in the lungs. The major varieties of lung cancer can be divided in to two major groups, known as Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and Small cell lung cancer (SCLC). NSCLC make up about 85-90% of all lung cancers and includes squamous-cell lung cancer, adenocarcinoma, and large-cell carcinoma. SCLC (Kayahan's cancer diagnosis) is less common (10-15%), but tend to grown quickly and metastasize to different organs in the body due to its small cell size. Often SCLC has been metastasized at diagnosis.
Lung Cancer Causes:
It has been reported that 87% of lung cancer cases are caused by tobacco smoking. Passive smokers are also largely affected. The second leading cause is the exposure to radon, which is a naturally occurring radioactive gas as an indirect degradation product uranium and thorium in underground rock and earth, water and building material. Smokers who are exposed to radon are at higher risk in developing lung cancer. Lung cancer can further occur from workplace exposure to carcinogengic substances, such as asbestos, arsenic, uranium, and petroleum. Air pollution is another potential cause of lung cancer.
Early Detection of Lung Cancer
There are several screening methods used for early detection of lung cancer. To learn more, watch our Early Detection of Lung Cancer Episode.
Further Information on Lung Cancer
To learn more about all aspect of lung cancer, from diagnosis, early detection, current research, clinical trials, life after survival, and prevention, join our upcoming Public Lung Cancer Symposium on May 16, 2015 in Boston, MA. Our symposium is free and open to the public. Stay tuned for our signup page to secure your spot.