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A 86-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Birdas
25 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Many or none : May be asymptomatic until late! and bad! cough, production, bloody sputum, pain, fluid - effusion and short of breath, wheezing, weight loss.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marco Paliotta
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Multidisciplinary. : Several specialties are involved with treating a patient with lung cancer. A pulmonologist, oncologist, surgeon, radiation oncologist. Hence, lung can ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Early stage survival can range from 60% to as high as 90+%. Survival is individual. Depends on cancer type, treatment, and general health at time of d ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Usually Not: Usually not.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
In part: Heredity plays a role in most diseases, including lung cancer, however here are more important factors in the etiology of lung cancer, especially smok ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Varies: One can see images of pathology specimens of lung cancer here: http://media.Photobucket.Com/user/lebayman/media/lung_cancer_metastatic.Jpg.Html?Fil ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
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
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