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    Medical Reference Related to Lung Cancer

    1. Stage IV Lung Cancer With ALK Rearrangement

      Causes, symptoms, and treatment of stage IV lung cancer with ALK rearrangement.

    2. Advanced Lung Cancer: What to Expect

      What to expect if you have advanced lung cancer.

    3. Lung Cancer Diagnosis

      WebMD explains symptoms of lung cancer and how the disease is diagnosed.

    4. Lung Cancer Pain

      WebMD provides links to more information on lung cancer pain.

    5. Lung Cancer Clinical Trials

      Is a lung cancer clinical trial right for you? Find out what's involved and how to find one.

    6. Causes of Lung Cancer

      WebMD explains the causes of lung cancer in smokers and nonsmokers.

    7. Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

      Non-small-cell lung cancer is the most common type of lung cancer. It's serious, but treatment can sometimes cure it or stop it from getting worse.

    8. Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - Stages of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

      After lung cancer has been diagnosed, tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the lungs or to other parts of the body. The process used to find out if cancer has spread within the lungs or to other parts of the body is called staging. The information gathered from the staging process determines the stage of the disease. It is important to know the stage in order to plan treatment. Some of the tests used to diagnose non-small cell lung cancer are also used to stage the disease. (See the General Information section.) Other tests and procedures that may be used in the staging process include the following:MRI (magnetic resonance imaging): A procedure that uses a magnet, radio waves, and a computer to make a series of detailed pictures of areas inside the body, such as the brain. This procedure is also called nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMRI).CT scan (CAT scan): A procedure that makes a series of detailed pictures of areas inside the body, such as the brain

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

      There are different types of treatment for patients with small cell lung cancer. Different types of treatment are available for patients with small cell lung cancer. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested in clinical trials. A treatment clinical trial is a research study meant to help improve current treatments or obtain information on new treatments for patients with cancer. When clinical trials show that a new treatment is better than the standard treatment, the new treatment may become the standard treatment. Patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Some clinical trials are open only to patients who have not started treatment.Five types of standard treatment are used:Surgery Surgery may be used if the cancer is found in one lung and in nearby lymph nodes only. Because this type of lung cancer is usually found in both lungs, surgery alone is not often used. During surgery, the doctor will also remove lymph

    10. Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Recurrent Small Cell Lung Cancer

      Treatment of recurrent small cell lung cancer may include the following:Chemotherapy.Radiation therapy as palliative therapy to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.Laser therapy, stent placement to keep airways open, and/or internal radiation therapy as palliative therapy to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.Clinical trials of new chemotherapy treatments.Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent small cell lung cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

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