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  1. Small-Cell Lung Cancer

    Learn more from WebMD about small-cell lung cancer, including its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment, and where to find support.

  2. Lung Cancer - Other Treatment

    Radiation therapy is the use of high-energy X-rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Radiation may come from a machine outside the body (external radiation therapy) or from putting materials that produce radiation (radioisotopes) into the body.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Lung Cancer - Prevention

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

  6. Lung Cancer - Topic Overview

    Learn about lung cancer -- what it is, how it develops, and about quitting smoking to reduce risk.

  7. Lung Cancer - Home Treatment

    During treatment for any stage of lung cancer, you can manage some side effects that may accompany lung cancer or cancer treatment. If your doctor has given you instructions or medications to treat these symptoms, be sure to follow them. In general, healt

  8. Lung Cancer - Surgery

    Learn about surgery as a treatment for lung cancer.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

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