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  MedlinePlus: Lung Cancer
The primary NIH organization for research on Lung Cancer is the National Cancer Institute
Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world.
Each type of lung cancer grows and spreads in different ways and is treated differently.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/lungcancer.html   (631 words)

  Lung cancer - MayoClinic.com
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, among both men and women.
Although your risk of lung cancer increases with the length of time and number of cigarettes you smoke, quitting smoking, even after many years, can significantly reduce your chances of developing the disease.
Prevention is critical because lung cancer usually isn't discovered until it's at an advanced stage when the outlook for recovery is poor.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/lung-cancer/DS00038   (250 words)

  Lung cancer at AllExperts
Lung cancer is a cancer of the lungs characterized by the presence of malignant tumours.
Lung cancer staging is an important part of the assessment of prognosis and potential treatment for lung cancer.
Not all cases of lung cancer are due to smoking, but the role of passive smoking is increasingly being recognised as a risk factor for lung cancer, leading to policy interventions to decrease undesired exposure of non-smokers to others' tobacco smoke.
en.allexperts.com /e/l/lu/lung_cancer.htm   (3138 words)

  Lung - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The lungs of mammals have a spongy texture and are honeycombed with epithelium having a much larger surface area in total than the outer surface area of the lung itself.
The inner layer of the sac (visceral pleura) adheres tightly to the lung and the outer layer (parietal pleura) is attached to the inner wall of the thoracic cavity.
The lungs are attached to the heart and trachea through structures that are called the "roots of the lungs." The roots of the lungs are the bronchi, pulmonary vessels, bronchial vessels, lymphatic vessels, and nerves.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lung   (1980 words)

 Lung cancer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lung cancer is a cancer of the lungs characterized by the presence of malignant tumours.
Lung cancer staging is an important part of the assessment of prognosis and potential treatment for lung cancer.
Not all cases of lung cancer are due to smoking, but the role of passive smoking is increasingly being recognised as a risk factor for lung cancer, leading to policy interventions to decrease undesired exposure of non-smokers to others' tobacco smoke.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lung_cancer   (3797 words)

 OncoLink - Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is not really thought of as a single disease, but rather a collection of several diseases that are characterized by the cell type that makes them up, how they behave, and how they are treated.
It is estimated that 17% of cases of lung cancer in non-smokers are caused by second-hand smoke exposure in childhood and adolescence.
Lung cancer is generally considered an aggressive tumor that often comes back after treatment; thus it is very important that you let your doctor know about any symptoms you are experiencing and that you keep all of your follow-up appointments.
www.oncolink.upenn.edu /types/lung_cancer.html   (3752 words)

 Lung Cancer-Topic Overview
Lung cancer may spread (metastasize) to nearby lymph nodes, the other lung, or other tissues in the chest, such as the lining of the lungs or heart.
Lung cancer is usually first found on a chest X-ray or a CT scan.
Treatment for lung cancer depends on the stage of your cancer and may include surgery to remove the cancer, or the use of radiation or medicine (chemotherapy) to kill the cancer.
www.webmd.com /lung-cancer/tc/Lung-Cancer-Topic-Overview   (912 words)

 Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation: Healthy Living - Lung Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lung cancer is the number-one cancer-killer in the United States, expected to have resulted in 163,510 deaths in 2005.
Once lung cancer is diagnosed, more tests will determine the type and stage of the cancer – whether it is confined to the lungs or if it has spread to other parts of the body.
Small cell lung cancer is treated by surgical removal of the lung where the cancer is found and the nearby lymph nodes.
www.preventcancer.org /healthyliving/cancerinfo/lung.cfm   (1804 words)

 The 5 Organs Network of Chinese Medicine - Lung
Lung Imbalance Affecting Its Opening and Regulating Affect on the Water Pathways: The lung is situated in the upper burner and referred to as the upper source of water.
It is the particular function of lung qi to dissipate outwards, and to descend and dispense downwards.
Lung qi deficiency usually entails surface deficiency, manifesting either in a proneness to colds and flus; or a general sense of "being invaded" or overwhelmed by people or events.
www.itmonline.org /5organs/lung.htm   (5439 words)

 Lung Cancer
If non-small cell lung cancer appears to be confined to one lobe of one lung, and that lobe is surgically removed, the 5-year survival rate may be up to 80%.
Initial research has demonstrated earlier detection of lung cancer in the high-risk population studied with spiral CT scans, but how this will impact the screening of lung cancer in the general population remains to be seen.
Small cell lung cancer metastasizes early to lymph nodes and blood vessels, and, therefore, is usually not amendable to surgical resection for attempted cure.
www.pamf.org /health/toyourhealth/lungcancer.html   (1353 words)

 Lung Cancer - Treatment Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During a lung biopsy, the surgeon will sample the section of the lung, which is suspicious and send it to pathology for a diagnosis of your lung disease.
Lung surgery for cancer includes the removal of the tumor, lymph nodes and sections of the lung that contain the tumor.
It is the treatment of choice in several types and stages of lung cancer, either alone, or in combination with chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
www.umm.edu /thoracic/lung_cancer.html   (871 words)

 Lung Cancer - Vitacost   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lung cancer is a malignancy of the lung.
Lung cancer is usually a fatal disease, except for the minority of patients diagnosed at the early stages of the disease.
However, the vast majority of lung cancer patients are diagnosed when the disease is more advanced than stage I. In a trial studying patients with more advanced disease, supplementation with 300,000 IU per day for one year followed by 150,000 IU per day for another year did not reduce lung cancer recurrences.
www.vitacost.com /science/hn/Concern/Cancer_Lung.htm   (5543 words)

 Lung Transplant Program
He was director of lung transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh, one of the largest and most successful lung transplant programs in the country, before moving his practice to the University of Maryland in 2005 to develop the Maryland program.
A recognized lung transplant expert, Dr. Iacono has developed the only treatment shown to prevent chronic rejection after lung transplantation proven in a placebo-controlled randomized trial, which was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Lung transplantation is just one in a spectrum of treatment options offered for patients with lung disease at the University of Maryland.
www.umm.edu /lung/index.html   (429 words)

 Lung Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The lining, which surrounds the lungs and helps to protect them and to facilitate the sliding motion during respiration, is called the pleura.
Lung cancers are thought to develop over a period of many years.
Lung cancer is a life-threatening disease because it often spreads even before it is detected by x-rays.
www.health-alliance.com /learnabout/learn_lung.htm   (676 words)

 Lung Cancer Symptoms and Types of Lung Cancer
Different types of lung cancer grow and spread at different rates, respond differently to treatment, and have different survival rates.
As non small cell lung cancer classifications are all treated in much the same way, an undifferentiated diagnosis does not usually affect treatment outcome.
Small cell lung cancer accounts for fifteen percent of all diagnoses, and is most prevalent among smokers.
www.lungdiseasefocus.com /lung-cancer/cancer-symptoms.php   (515 words)

 Lung cancer
Lung cancer that begins in the lungs (primary lung cancer) is uncommon in nonsmokers, but cancer of the breast, colon, prostate, testicle, kidney, thyroid, bone or other organs may spread to the lungs.
Non-small cell lung cancer is staged according to the size of the tumor, the level of lymph node involvement and the extent to which the cancer has spread.
Cancer is confined to one lung and to its neighboring lymph nodes.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00038.html   (4755 words)

 Conditions By Organ: Lung - WrongDiagnosis.com
During exhalation, the lung pushes the used air out of the alveoli and through the air passages until it escapes from the nose or mouth.
Lung disease is not only a killer; most lung disease is chronic and debilitating.
The right lung has three sections, called lobes; it is a little larger than the left lung, which has two lobes.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /organ/lung.htm   (483 words)

 Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is cancer that usually starts in the lining of the bronchi (the main airways of the lungs), but can also begin in other areas of the respiratory system, including the trachea, bronchioles, or alveoli.
While no increased risk of lung cancer has been found from the use of cosmetic talcum powder, some studies of talc miners and millers suggest a higher risk of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases from their exposure to industrial grade talc.
For lung cancer, the light is delivered through a bronchoscope (a small, flexible tube with a light on the end) that is inserted through the mouth or nose.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /uvahealth/adult_respire/lungcan.cfm   (1734 words)

 Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths among men and women in the United States.
If lung cancer is suspected, a chest X-ray or a spiral CT (computed tomography) scan will be taken to look for a spot or mass on the lungs, or for lung tumors or metastatic disease.
Most patients with stage IV lung cancer or stage IIIB in which cancer cells are in the fluid around the lung – are very likely to have disease that has spread to other areas in the body and are treated with chemotherapy.
www.aacr.org /page3018.aspx   (1346 words)

 Lung cancer information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, types of lung cancer including non-small cell and small ...
The principal function of the lungs is the exchange of gases between the air we breathe and the blood.
The right lung has three lobes while the left lung is divided into two lobes and a small structure called the lingula that is the equivalent of the middle lobe.
Ninety to 95% of cancers of the lung are thought to arise from the epithelial, or lining cells of the larger and smaller airways (bronchi and bronchioles); for this reason lung cancers are sometimes called bronchogenic carcinomas.
www.medicinenet.com /lung_cancer/article.htm   (877 words)

 Lung Cancer
Of cancers that start in the lungs (Read about "Cancer: What It Is"), there are two basic types, according to the American Lung Association (ALA): non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. for both men and women, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Lung cancer can develop in areas of the lung that are scarred from TB.
www.stayinginshape.com /3osfcorp/libv/c02.shtml   (1122 words)

 Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women.
Survival rates for lung and many other common cancers are highest when the disease is detected when tumors are confined to the organ of origin, before they have spread to other parts of the body.
Since humans can develop a type of lung cancer, unrelated to smoking, that is similar to the sheep disease, the findings may lead to new insights into the cause of the disease in men and women — and ultimately, to improved treatments.
www.fhcrc.org /research/diseases/lung_cancer   (1081 words)

 Lung Cancer Resources Directory - CancerIndex
Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer.
Lung Tumors: A Multidisciplinary Database (Virtual Hospital - University of Iowa) EDS: JR Galvin, MD.and MW Peterson, MD. A multimedia textbook illustrating the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.
National Familial Lung Tumor Registry (Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA) The NFLTR was established in 1993 and registers families with lung cancer (where two or more people in a family have been diagnosed with lung cancer).
www.cancerindex.org /clinks2l.htm   (1253 words)

 Lung cancer
Lung cancer is one of the largest killers in the Western world.
Any person who coughs up blood should see their GP for advice urgently as lung cancer must be considered, particularly if the person is a smoker over the age of 40.
Needle biopsy is better for cancers near the periphery of the lungs (ie closer to the ribs than the centre of the chest), beyond the reach of the bronchoscope.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/lungcancer.htm   (1405 words)

 eMedicine - Lung Abscess : Article by Sat Sharma, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FCCP, DABSM
Lung abscess was a devastating disease in the preantibiotic era, when one third of the patients died, another one third recovered, and the remainder developed debilitating illnesses such as recurrent abscesses, chronic empyema, bronchiectasis, or other consequences of chronic pyogenic infections.
Lung abscesses as a result of aspiration most frequently occur in the posterior segments of the upper lobes or the superior segments of the lower lobes.
The wall thickness of a lung abscess progresses from thick to thin and from ill-defined to well-circumscribed as the surrounding lung infection resolves.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic1332.htm   (3806 words)

 Collapsed Lung
A collapsed lung refers to a condition in which the space between the wall of the chest cavity and the lung itself fills with air.
This causes all or a portion of the lung to collapse.
The collapsed lung may lead to decreased amounts of oxygen in the blood, causing impaired delivery of oxygen to the tissues of the body.
www.emedicinehealth.com /collapsed_lung/article_em.htm   (205 words)

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