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A 78-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 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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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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
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Dr. David Cooke
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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
26 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. Matthew Hennig
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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
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Dr. David Cooke
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
80% by smoking: Second common cause is radon. Second hand smoke is also common cause of lung cancer.
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A member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 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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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: Staging, location, degree of emphysema, co morbidities will determine symptoms on a particular individual. In general, most patients have no symptoms ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marco Paliotta
30 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 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
Usually Not: Usually not.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
31 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
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

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