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  1. Radon - Topic Overview

    What is radon?Radon is a cancer - causing radioactive gas. It comes from the breakdown of uranium, which is a natural part of soil and rock. It is most commonly found in soil, water, building materials (such as granite or shale), and natural gas. Radon cannot be detected by human senses because it is odorless, tasteless, and invisible.How does radon exposure occur?In closed or poorly vented spaces

  2. Lung Cancer - Medications

    Chemotherapy uses powerful medications to kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy is the most effective therapy for small cell lung cancer, but it cures lung cancer in only a small number of people

  3. Lung Cancer - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for lung cancer depends on the stage of your cancer and may include surgery to remove the cancer, radiation therapy, or medications (chemotherapy). Learn more.

  4. Lung Cancer - When To Call a Doctor

    If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, be sure to follow your health professional's instructions about calling when you have problems, new symptoms, or symptoms that get worse.

  5. Lung Cancer - What Increases Your Risk

    Information about what causes lung cancer and what the major risk factors are.

  6. Lung Cancer - Surgery

    Learn about surgery as a treatment for lung cancer.

  7. Lung Cancer - Prevention

    Learn about lung cancer, risk factors, and how to reduce risks.

  8. Lung Cancer - Exams and Tests

    To determine whether lung cancer may be causing your respiratory symptoms, your health professional will evaluate your: Medical history, including your smoking history and any symptoms you have now. Exposure to environmental and work substances. Family hi

  9. Lung Cancer - What Happens

    Lung cancer may cause breathing or heart problems such as pleural effusion, which is the buildup of fluid between the outer lining of the lungs and the chest wall.

  10. Lung Cancer - Symptoms

    You may not have any symptoms of lung cancer, or you may have symptoms such as a cough or shortness of breath that you think are related to a respiratory illness.

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