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what is the difference between lung cancer and lung disease

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Several: Pneumonia copd emphysema other infections pneumothorax are all lung disease. Cancer is malignant growth of some cell type squamous adeno smal ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Different: Non small cell lung cancer mainstay of therapy is surgical resection for appropiate lesions. 5yr survival for stage i nsclc after surgical resection i ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
X ray : Ct scan will most likely pick up cancer. Chest x ray may show a large tumor.
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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
NOT "COOL": Your dad's doctor should be consulted ASAP. It is his/her DUTY if a safety issue is involved to counsel your dad to give up his license or report the ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herbert Hoover
50 years experience General Practice
Not related: Lung cancer usually presents with new onset coughing or coughing up blood. A chest x-ray or ct may show a mass in the lung or lymph nodes in the ches ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Big difference: Emphysema is damage to the alveoli, the oxygen transferring areas on the lung. Lung cancer is a mass of malignant cells but do not directly affect th ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Refer to diff things: Stage refers to the extent of the disease. It includes the size of the tumor (t stage), whether lymph nodes are involved (n stage), and whether it ha ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
COPD: Is destructive lung disease, divided into chronic bronchitis and emphysems. It is measured by pft's: tests that determmine volumes and speed of movin ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fiocco
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
3b is more advanced: Although both stages are serious, stage 3b tends to have more severe lymph node spread, usually meaning spread out side the affected side of the chest ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Different cell types: lsmall cell cancer of the ung is a neuroendocrine tumor responding to chemo such as the adriamycins (doxorubicin). Non small cell cancer represents t ... Read More

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