Lung cancer, also known as carcinoma of the lung or pulmonary carcinoma, is a malignant lung tumor characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. Lung cancer are due to long-term exposure to tobacco smoke About 10–15% of cases occur in people, who have never smoked. These cases are often caused by a combination of genetic factors and exposure toradon gas, asbestos, or other forms of air pollution, including second-hand smoke.
For management of cancer patients especially Asian countries largely embraced with allopathic medicine. Depending upon the stages of cancer, treatment modalities most commonly used (radiotherapy, surgery and chemotherapy). However, disadvantage of these therapies causes permanent or temporary adverse effects such as loss of hair, loss of appetite, nerve damage, vomiting and nausea etc. An integrated approach is needed to manage cancer using the growing body of knowleged gained through scientific development. Thousands of herbal and traditional compounds are being screened worldwide to validate their use as anti-cancerous drugs.
The science of Ayurveda is supposed to add step on the curative aspects of cancers that have resemblance with clinical entities of arbuda and granthi mentioned in Sushutra samhita. Herbomineral preparation is branch of Ayurveda that deals with medicinal properties of herbometallic and herbomineral compounds known as Rasa shastra and the drugs which are used are known as Rasa Aushadhi. Herbomineral drugs converts the toxic mega particles of metal into safe and efficacious nanoparticles and even smaller picoparticles which explains the usefulness of herbomineral drugs as effective medicines for cancer as prophylactic, palliative, curative, and supportive medicaments. Therefore, Rasayana therapy and its role in cancer management are being screened in almost all leading Ayurveda research institutes in this country. Various constituents of Herbomineral compounds such as gold, silver, lead, iron, and arsenic are never used in the raw form as their raw form causes poisonous and toxic effects LAS02 is polyherbal and herbomineral drug which consisted of purified metal and potent Ayurvedic herbs. The drug is most effective, non toxic and has free radical scavenging properties. So the purpose of this study was to to evaluate the efficacy of LAS02 drug in Lung cancer patients