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Dr. Carlo M. Hatem answered:

syntoms of lung cancer?

Many

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Early on, no symptoms. Later, cough, weight loss, poor appetite, loss of energy, chest pain, coughing blood, dizziness, headache, shortness of breath ...etc.
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What causes lung cancer?

Several causes...

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But the most common correlation with lung cancer is smoking. Smoking alone will increase your risk of lung cancer by about 20 times by smoking one pack per day for twenty years. Other sources can be genetic (alpha-1 antitrypsin disorder), related to environmental exposures that are inhaled, or other less common reasons.
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Symptoms of lung cancer?

Depends

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Staging, location, degree of emphysema, co morbidities will determine symptoms on a particular individual. In general, most patients have no symptoms until late. Bloody sputum sometimes occurs. Some tumors may produce hormones. Weight loss may occur with advanced stage. Pneumonia, stridor, bloody pleural effusions, Horner's syndrome, chest wall arm pains. Shortness of breath, recurrent pneumonias
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How is lung cancer cured?

Multidisciplinary.

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Several specialties are involved with treating a patient with lung cancer. A pulmonologist, oncologist, surgeon, radiation oncologist. Hence, lung cancer is treated and potentially cured by early detection, surgical removal of the tumor and appropriate treatment with chemotherapy and radiation. Not all cancers can be cured but they can be treated.
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How to treat lung cancer?

Depends

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Surgery if the best option if it can be removed. Chemotherapy and radiation are also commonly used. Best option is to be evaluated by an oncologist and thoracic surgeon/ pulmonologist to direct best treatment strategy.
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can lung cancer be cured?

Yes

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It depends, though, on the type of cancer, its stage and other factors (presence of other diseases, immune system status, correctly prescribed therapy, etc.)
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Can lung cancer be cured?

Can be high

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Small size, peripheral, squamous cell can be cured. 70-90% at five years Depends on cell type- small cell cancer is still a bad actor.
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How to avoid lung cancer?

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Do not smoke
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How deadly is lung cancer?

Very deadly

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Lung cancer is the number one killer as far as cancers go, even though it is not the most common. It is frequently diagnosed far too late for any sort of cure to be offered. The overwhelming majority of patients with lung cancer have been or are current smokers. The best thing to avoid lung cancer is not smoke cigarettes. That said, it does not mean that there is no good treatment.
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How can lung cancer kill?

Breathless

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Frequently pulmonary obstructive symptoms, just cannot breathe, Or pneumonia, and fever and sepsis, or metastatic disease in a critical area- brain for example, or the chest fills with fluid, One can break alone- hip and fall due to metastasis.
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