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    1. Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - Surgery

      Learn about surgery as a treatment for lung cancer.

    2. Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - Topic Overview

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

    3. Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Frequently Asked Questions

      Learning about radon: What is radon? What is sub-slab depressurization? How does it keep radon out of a building? ...

    4. Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - 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.

    5. Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Health Tools

      Tools to help you make decisions about lung cancer care.

    6. Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - 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 Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - 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.

    8. 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

    9. Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - 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

    10. Lung Cancer Resources

      Looking for nonprofit organizations that have information on lung cancer? Start here.

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