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What is the difference between lung cancer and lung disease

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
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
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
A lot!: Stop smoking with either! copd or emphysema is a preventable medical, benign - non-malignant situation.It can be very limiting but non surgical in ge... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
X ray : Ct scan will most likely pick up cancer. Chest x ray may show a large tumor.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Possible: Most will, get pa and lateral and rib detail as a series. That can define other lesions. Some tumors are small enough to be missed on plain x-rays... Read More
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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herbert Hoover
General Practice 51 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fiocco
Thoracic Surgery 35 years experience
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
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
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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