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A 43-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what happens when you go to hospital with lung cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
People either: Go, or are sent due to symptoms, and increasingly today, to get chemotherapy. The symptom category is long, but the general answer is to find out what the specific problem is and to treat the cause: from bleeding, breathlessness, weakness, seizures, weight loss, etc, etc.
Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
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Tests: Chest xray, pet scan, ct scan, bronchoscopy, therapy with chemo and surgery depending on the stage by biopsy.

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What happens to the lungs when you have lung cancer?

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Dr. Craig Carter
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Depends on location: When a cancer of the lung starts growing, the symptoms it produces depend on its location. A tumor growing at the periphery of the lung may involve surrounding structures, causing a variety of symptoms, such as pain, fluid in the chest, etc. In the airway, it can cause obstruction, causing breathing problems or bleeding and infection. Location, location, location.
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I could possibly have lung cancer, what happens during this?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Why do you say that: Why do you say that, it does not make any secse unless you have been diagnosed with cancer.If you smoke quit smoking and if you have any symptoms see your doctor.

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