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Conditions

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, and is often a result of smoking.

Non-small cell is the most common type of lung cancer, but is slower growing than small cell. Small cell lung cancer is an aggressive cancer that looks small and oval-shaped.

Risks

The following increases your risk of getting lung cancer:smoking

  • Smoking
  • Being exposed to chemicals or pollution
  • Being infected with HPV
  • Having a family history of lung cancer

Symptoms

If you experience the following symptoms that are often signs of lung cancer or another condition, talk with your doctor:

  • Chest pain
  • Cough, trouble breathing, wheezing, hoarseness
  • Blood in sputum
  • Weight loss or loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Swelling in the face or neck

Treatments

Your chance of recovery and treatment depend on a variety of factors including the stage of the cancer, the type of cancer, and your general health. Please speak with your physician about what is right for you.

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