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  1. 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.

  2. Lung Cancer - What Increases Your Risk

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

  3. Lung Cancer - Surgery

    Learn about surgery as a treatment for lung cancer.

  4. Lung Cancer - Prevention

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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Lung Cancer - Topic Overview

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

  9. 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.

  10. Lung Cancer - Cause

    Most lung cancer is caused by smoking. About 87% of lung cancers are related to smoking. Cancer-causing substances (carcinogens) in tobacco smoke damage lung cells. Over time, these damaged cells may develop into lung cancer.

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