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what is the difference between lung disease and lung caner

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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamel Sadek
24 years experience Family Medicine
Cause and Effect: Lung disease can be caused by many factors like cigarette smoking, tuberculosis, lung cancer, asthma, and others. Lung injury could occur from lung di ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Same result: The end result of some interstitial lung disease is the same even though the causes are different.
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Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Academic question: This is an academic question that can not be answered in this brief space. Consult a medical text book or Medscape for the info.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Ongoing damage: Active lung disease refers to a process that is not under control and can lead to ongoing damage or injury to the lung. Lung injury when acute is a on ... Read More
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
26 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
YES!!: Chronic obstructive lung disease. This is a heading for chronic bronchitis/asthma and emphysema. One may have overlap with eachother. This is diagnose ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes. It totally is.: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a long term (chronic) disease of the lungs (pulmonary) characterized by poor airflow ou ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fink
46 years experience Pediatrics
Different: Emphysema is the loss of alveolar tissue or air sacs. COPD is disease of the airways often associated with infections. Smokers generally have a mixtu ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Shahzeidi
18 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Disease of lung: Variety of diseases involved lung and its componants as respiratory system in whole. Shahzeidi, md.
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