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    Medical Reference Related to Lung Cancer

    1. Pain Management: Cancer Pain

      Cancer pain is manageable. WebMD explains its causes and symptoms and how it is treated.

    2. FAQ: Stage IV Lung Cancer With ALK Rearrangement

      Did your doctor tell you that you have “stage IV lung cancer with ALK rearrangement”? Find out what that means.

    3. Stage IV Lung Cancer With ALK Rearrangement

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

    4. Lung Cancer Diagnosis

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

    5. Lung Cancer Pain

      WebMD provides links to more information on lung cancer pain.

    6. Lung Cancer Clinical Trials

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

    7. Causes of Lung Cancer

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

    8. 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.

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

      Lung cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the lung.The lungs are a pair of cone-shaped breathing organs in the chest. The lungs bring oxygen into the body as you breathe in. They release carbon dioxide, a waste product of the body's cells, as you breathe out. Each lung has sections called lobes. The left lung has two lobes. The right lung is slightly larger, and has three lobes. A thin membrane called the pleura surrounds the lungs. Two tubes called bronchi lead from the trachea (windpipe) to the right and left lungs. The bronchi are sometimes also involved in lung cancer. Tiny air sacs called alveoli and small tubes called bronchioles make up the inside of the lungs. Anatomy of the respiratory system, showing the trachea and both lungs and their lobes and airways. Lymph nodes and the diaphragm are also shown. Oxygen is inhaled into the lungs and passes through the thin membranes of the alveoli and into the bloodstream (see inset).There are two

    10. Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (08 / 15 / 2014)

      The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above. Editorial changes were made to this summary.This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

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