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Lung Cancer

What is Lung Cancer?

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the lungs, it is called lung cancer.

Lung Cancer Symptoms

  • A new cough that doesn't go away

  • Coughing up blood, even a small amount

  • Shortness of breath

  • Chest pain

  • Hoarseness

  • Losing weight without trying

  • Bone pain

  • Headache

-Mayo Clinic

Lung Cancer Risk Factors

  • Smoking

  • Secondhand Smoke

  • Radon

  • Personal and Family History

  • Radiation Therapy

  • Diet

Lung Cancer Treatments

  • Surgery. An operation where doctors cut out cancer tissue.

  • Chemotherapy. Using special medicines to shrink or kill the cancer. The drugs can be pills you take or medicines given in your veins, or sometimes both.

  • Radiation therapy. Using high-energy rays (similar to X-rays) to kill the cancer.

  • Targeted therapy. Using drugs to block the growth and spread of cancer cells. The drugs can be pills you take or medicines given in your veins. You will get tests to see if targeted therapy is right for your cancer type before this treatment is used.



CDC Lung Cancer Overview

Lung Cancer Symptoms & Causes (Mayo Clinic)

Lung Cancer Guide | What You Need to Know

Cancer Stat Facts: Lung and Bronchus Cancer National Cancer Institute

Lung Cancer Clinical Trials

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