Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States. The most important thing you can do to lower your lung cancer risk is to quit smoking ...1

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Symptoms of Lung Cancer

The symptoms of lung cancer may include a worsening cough or a cough that won't go away, trouble breathing, ongoing chest pain, and coughing up blood. Other symptoms of lung cancer include frequent lung infections, fatigue (tiredness), and weight loss ...2

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Causes of Lung Cancer

Most cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer in the U.S. ...Source: NCI (NIH)3 ...

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Causes List for Lung Cancer

Some possible causes of Lung Cancer or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Lung Cancer

In children, most lung tumors are malignant (cancer). The most common lung tumors are bronchial tumors and pleuropulmonary blastoma. ...Source: NCI (NIH)5 ...

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Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

Staging: If lung cancer is diagnosed, other tests are done to find out how far it has spread through the lungs, lymph nodes, and the rest of the body. This process is called staging. The type and stage of lung ...6

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Genetics of Lung Cancer

Genetic Changes: Cancers occur when genetic mutations build up in critical genes, specifically those that control cell growth and division or the repair of damaged DNA. These changes allow cells to grow and divide uncontrollably to form a tumor . In ...7

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Risk Factors for Lung Cancer

Links between air pollution and cancer risk have been found. These include links between lung cancer and secondhand tobacco smoke, outdoor air pollution, and asbestos. ...Source: NCI (NIH)8 ...

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Treatments: Lung Cancer

Treatments for Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma: If you have lung cancer or mesothelioma, your treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or targeted therapy. (Targeted therapy uses medicines or other substances to find and attack specific lung cancer cells ...9

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Prevention of Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Prevention: Key Points

  • Avoiding risk factors and increasing protective factors may help prevent lung cancer.
  • The following are risk factors for lung cancer:
  • Cigarette, cigar, and pipe smoking
  • Secondhand smoke
  • Family history
  • HIV infection
  • Environmental risk factors
  • Beta ...
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Research for Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Research

  • The large-scale National Lung Screening Trial, supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), has shown that screening current or former heavy smokers with low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) decreases the risk of dying from lung ...
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Names and Terminology

Other Names for This Condition

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  1. Source: CDC Cancer: cancer/ lung/ index.htm
  2. Source: NHLBI (NIH): health/ health-topics/ topics/ asb/ signs
  3. Source: NCI (NIH): types/ lung
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NCI (NIH): types/ childhood-cancers/ patient/ unusual-cancers-childhood-pdq
  6. Source: CDC Cancer: cancer/ lung/ basic_info/ diagnosis_treatment.htm
  7. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): condition/ lung-cancer
  8. Source: NCI (NIH): about-cancer/ causes-prevention/ patient-prevention-overview-pdq
  9. Source: NHLBI (NIH): health/ health-topics/ topics/ asb/ treatment

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