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How much lung cancer can you have and not know it?

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Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Alot

Lung cancer, unlike some other maligancies can grow and spread becoming metastatic before any symtpoms devlope.

In brief: Alot

Lung cancer, unlike some other maligancies can grow and spread becoming metastatic before any symtpoms devlope.
Dr. David Masiello
Dr. David Masiello
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on type

Small cell cancers can be widely metastatic and kill with the primary tumor being barely detectable.
Squamous cell carcinomas may grow to large size, e.g., size of an egg, before causing any symptoms. Bronchoalvelolar carcinomas may not produce a mass at all but just infiltrate the alveoli.

In brief: Depends on type

Small cell cancers can be widely metastatic and kill with the primary tumor being barely detectable.
Squamous cell carcinomas may grow to large size, e.g., size of an egg, before causing any symptoms. Bronchoalvelolar carcinomas may not produce a mass at all but just infiltrate the alveoli.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

A small tumor strategically located can give you symptoms.
Extensive disease even metastatic to many sites and organs can be asymptomatic.

In brief: Depends

A small tumor strategically located can give you symptoms.
Extensive disease even metastatic to many sites and organs can be asymptomatic.
Dr. Ed Kaplan
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