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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Measure survival: Depends on cell type, stage, metastatic location survival general 30-40% at five years, so 70 % mortality from the cancer or other things over time. ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
23 years experience Radiology
Don't smoke!: The majority of lung cancer is preventable. Avoid smoking, and avoid second hand smoke.
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
No smoking: Check family history and have regular exams with pcp.
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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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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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Well...: Most often there are no symptoms. But persistent cough, unexplained weight loss, and a history of risk factors such a smoking or environmental exposu ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Lung cancer: Two things: 1: If you think you have lung cancer you should start with a clinic visit to the Emergency Facility. 2: What are the symptoms you have had ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It depends: on the extent, location, and type of lung cancer. There may be no symptoms with a small tumor. With more extensive involvement, there may be constitu ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lorne Bigley
34 years experience Family Medicine
There are many: Symptoms of lung cancer include: coughing up blood, unexplained weight loss, chronic cough, recurrent pneumonia that doesn't clear up, chest pain, and ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes: Some lung cancers cause obstruction of the air passage with atelectasis=collapse and pneumonia as a result. If pneumonia does not resolve with usual ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
None: Unfortunately, lung cancer is a silent disease. Symptoms such as coughing up blood, shortness of breath, pain or loss of weight are usually late and s ... Read More
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