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Lung Cancer

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Types of Lung Cancer:

Lung cancer is a form of cancer that begins in the lungs. The two main types of lung cancer are non-small cell lung cancer, which is abreviated as (NSCLC). Another type is small cell lung cancer (SCLC). About 85% of all people diagnosed with lung cancer have non-small cell lung cancer. Small cell lung cancer is a more aggressive type of lung cancer. It appears in about 15% of all lung cancer diagnoses.

 

Causes:

Lung cancer occurs when cells in the lung grow and multiply uncontrollably, damaging surrounding tissue and interfering with the normal function of the lung. The cells can spread to other parts of the body. When the disease spreads, it is still called lung cancer. One of the main causes of lung cancer is smoking.

 

 

Treatments:

SURGERY:

 

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Symptoms:

1. A cough that will not go away, and gets worse overtime.

2. Constant chest pain, or arm and shoulder pain.

3. Coughing up blood.

4. Shortness of breath, wheezing or hoarsenness.

5. Repeated episodes of pneumonia, or bronchitis

6. Swelling of the neck and face.

7. Loss of appitite and/or weight loss.

8. Fatigue.

9. Clubbing of fingers.

 

 

Comments (1)

Anonymous said

at 7:15 pm on Jun 22, 2008

Wow you did a lot of stuff on the lung cancer

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