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A 78-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Many: Early on, no symptoms. Later, cough, weight loss, poor appetite, loss of energy, chest pain, coughing blood, dizziness, headache, shortness of breath ... Read More
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Some or none: Symptoms can be absent in early lung cancers very commonly and are detected on x-rays & scans. Typical symptoms in advanced cases include cough, shor... Read More
Dr. David Cooke
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
Several: Some symptoms include persistent cough, wheezing, coughing up blood, unintentional weight loss, etc... However the majority of lung cancer is wihtout... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Birdas
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Mainly smoking: But a lot of other factors (most of which can nit be altered) may play a role. Over 85% of lung cancers are seen in smokers, so if you would like to d... Read More
Dr. Matthew Hennig
Surgery - Thoracic 20 years experience
Several causes...: But the most common correlation with lung cancer is smoking. Smoking alone will increase your risk of lung cancer by about 20 times by smoking one pa... Read More
Dr. David Cooke
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
80% by smoking: Second common cause is radon. Second hand smoke is also common cause of lung cancer.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: It depends, though, on the type of cancer, its stage and other factors (presence of other diseases, immune system status, correctly prescribed therapy... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends: If the cancer is caught early, before it has spread to other organs, it may be cured by surgical resection.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
Yes in theory : Oncologists are very uneasy about using the word cure, especially when talking about lung cancer. That said, certain kinds of lung cancer are in theo... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Evans III
Surgery - Thoracic 20 years experience
Rarely: The vast majority of lung cancer is thought to be caused by tobacco exposure. A small percentage of the lung cancer cases in non smokers are thought ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
See pic: Self explanatory. That yellowish mass is a squamous cell carcinoma of the right lung. This is an autopsy picture.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
Depends...: ...On the kind of cancer and the stage. Small cell cancer is typically treated with chemotherapy plus/minus radiation. Non small cell may be treated... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Lung Cancer: Lung cancer is not contagious. But, the reasons people get lung cancer (smoking, chemical exposure, and genetics) can lead to other family members al... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Not necessarily.: Smoking and lung cancer is not a sure think, it is a risk. A better statement would be, if one smokes, the risk of getting lung cancer increases.
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 45 years experience
May be: A question of the form can A show B is almost always answered maybe, because you cannot completely exclude the possibility that it may or may not demo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
Local versus mets: Lung cancer will locally invade the chest wall and cause fluid to accumulate around the lungs. It can spread to the brain, bone, adrenal glands.
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