Lung Cancer

About- Lung cancer, also known as lung carcinoma is a type of cancer that begins in the lungs.

Types
1) Non-small-cell Lung cancer- It is more common, and usually grows and spreads slowly
a) Adenocarcinoma- It starts growing near the periphery of the lung
b) Squamous cell carcinoma- It starts in one of the larger breathing tubes near the center of the chest.
c) Large cell carcinoma- Starts near the periphery of the lung, grows rapidly.
2) Small cell Lung cancer- It is less common and grows rapidly.
 
Stages
Lung cancer Localized: confined to the lung
Lung cancer Regional: spread to lymph nodes (or glands) within the chest
Lung cancer Distant: spread to other parts of the body

Symptoms-
Lung cancer Bone pain
Lung cancer Chest infection like bronchitis or pneumonia
Lung cancer Chest pain
Lung cancer Cough
Lung cancer Coughing up blood
Lung cancer Headache
Lung cancer Hoarseness
Lung cancer Loss of appetite
Lung cancer Shortness of breath
Lung cancer Unintended weight loss
Lung cancer Weakness and fatigue
Lung cancer Wheezing

Causes-
Lung cancer Exposure to asbestos and other carcinogens
Lung cancer Exposure to secondhand smoke or radon gas
Lung cancer Family history of Lung cancer
Lung cancer Previous radiation therapy
Lung cancer Smoking

Specialists to visit
Lung cancer Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Lung cancer Oncologist
Lung cancer Palliative Medicine
Lung cancer Pulmonologist

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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.cdc.gov
https://www.cancer.org

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