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Medical Reference Related to Lung Cancer

  1. 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.

  2. Lung Cancer - Topic Overview

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Lung Surgery for Lung Cancer

    Surgery to remove all or part of a lung involves making a cut on one side of your chest (thorax) during a procedure called a thoracotomy.

  6. 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

  7. Erlotinib

    Drug details for Erlotinib.

  8. Lung Cancer - Health Tools

    Tools to help you make decisions about lung cancer care.

  9. Pain Management: Cancer Pain

    A look at the causes, symptoms and treatments of cancer pain.

  10. Lung Cancer Clinical Trials

    Should you participate in a clinical trial for your lung cancer? Find out what's involved and also resources for finding studies.

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