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Obviously smoking cessation is one of the biggest steps a person can take to avoid lung cancer. The smoke from the tobacco itself is toxic on its own and will kill healthy lung cells, but cigarette makers add many elements to make cigarettes addictive and to make them taste good, and these elements are poisonous. ... Read all »
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The stage of any cancer is important to determine as it will tell a doctor how it should be treated, and is also involved in the prognosis. A higher-stage tumor has a worse prognosis as this means the tumor is very large and may have spread, whereas a lower-stage tumor is more readily treated.
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The lungs are needed to filter out impurities in the blood so that other cells of the body can be healthy, and lung cancer is treatable but often does not respond as well to treatment methods as other forms of cancer. This means that a person’s health can fail quite easily when they have lung cancer so that... Read all »
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When it comes to lung cancer, there are two main types of cancer typically diagnosed. One is small cell lung cancer and the other is non-small cell lung cancer, or NSCLC. Other forms of lung cancer include metastatic cancer of the lungs, which refers to cancer that starts elsewhere in the body and spreads to the... Read all »
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As common as lung cancer is among smokers, nonsmokers can also contract the disease although it’s not as common for this group. There are some reasons why a nonsmoker will be at risk for lung cancer and understanding these reasons may help you to better protect yourself.
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As a parent, you would also do well to consider the affect smoking has on your children. It’s easy to assume that because they’re not smoking themselves, the cigarette smoke won’t harm them or that the danger to them is very minimal. On the contrary, secondhand smoke is shown to be very dangerous to children... Read all »
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There are two main types of lung cancer; non-small cell lung cancer, or NSCLC, is the most common. Small cell lung cancer is found in about 1 in 5 or 20% of cases, and if the lung cancer is made up of both types, it’s called mixed lung cancer. For cancer that starts elsewhere in the body and then spreads to the... Read all »
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Smoking is closely associate with lung cancer for a few reasons. One is that a smoker is pulling unhealthy smoke into their lungs, which kills lung cells and tissues. The lungs have filters which pull out some impurities but they are meant to breathe clean, fresh air. Any type of smoke will damage those... Read all »
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The actual symptoms of lung cancer can vary and may not even manifest themselves when you immediately contract the disease. However, you want to be aware of a cough that doesn’t go away after a few days and a cough that brings up blood. Shortness of breath and wheezing are also common symptoms.
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Chemotherapy refers to chemicals ingested in the system, typically intravenously, that are meant to attack and kill the cancerous cells. This treatment may also be used to keep cancer cells from returning after treatment.
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Having problems breathing is just one sign of lung cancer and does not itself signal the disease. Typically fatigue, chest pain, coughing up blood, wheezing, and other symptoms combined are signs of lung cancer. These should all be checked by a doctor so that he or she can x-ray your lungs, run blood tests, and... Read all »
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There are two types of lung cancer, small cell and non-small cell. While both forms of lung cancer may be the more deadly condition, it is the second most common cancer in both men and women; for men, prostate cancer is more common whereas breast cancer is more common for women. About 14% of new cancers reported... Read all »