Quick Facts on Lung Cancer by American Cancer Society

By American Cancer Society

Educate your self approximately lung cancer

What are your hazard elements for lung melanoma? are you able to hinder it? How is lung melanoma handled? What if you happen to ask your health professional? QuickFACTS Lung Cancer is either a entire and a brief learn, with highlighted hide tabs for fast reference of particular topics.

QuickFACTS Lung Cancer:

  • Covers every little thing from possibility elements to dwelling good after melanoma remedy
  • Provides severe inquiries to ask your healthcare crew
  • Educates and empowers you correct from the beginning
  • Completely up to date with the newest sufferer remedy directions
  • Includes a lung melanoma dictionary

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Excess breast growth in men. The medical term for this condition is gynecomastia. Medical History and Physical Exam Your doctor will take a medical history (healthrelated interview) to check for risk factors and symptoms. Your doctor will also examine you to look for signs of lung cancer and other health problems. Imaging Tests Imaging tests use x-rays, magnetic fields, or radioactive substances to create pictures of the inside of your body Several imaging tests are used to find lung cancer and determine where it may have spread in the body Chest x-ray This is the first test your doctor will order to look for any mass or spot on the lungs.

These views are based on their interpretation of studies published in medical journals, as well as their own professional experience. The treatment information in this document is not official policy of the Society and is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your cancer care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.

Horner syndrome Cancer of the upper part of the lungs may damage a nerve that passes from the upper chest into 28 DIAGNOSIS AND STAGING your neck. Doctors sometimes call these cancers Pancoast tumors. Their most common symptom is severe shoulder pain. Sometimes they also cause Horner syndrome. Horner syndrome is the medical name for the group of symptoms consisting of drooping or weakness of one eyelid, reduced or absent perspiration on the same side of your face, and a smaller pupil (dark part in the center of the eye) on that side.

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