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  lung cancer
Lung cancer is the malignant transformation and expansion of lung tissue, and is the most lethal of all cancers worldwide, responsible for up to 3 million deaths annually.
Although lung cancer was previously an illness that predominantly affected males, the incidence in women has been increasing in the last few decades, which has been attributed to the rising ratio of female to male smokers.
Lung cancer is the second most commonly occurring form of cancer in most western countries, and it is the leading cancer-related cause of death for men and women.
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  Lung cancer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lung cancer is a cancer of the lungs characterized by the presence of malignant tumours.
Lung cancer is the second most commonly occurring form of cancer in most western countries, and it is the leading cancer-related cause of death for men and women.
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   (3588 words)

  
 Lung Cancer - oncologychannel
Lung cancer is sometimes called "bronchogenic cancer," or it may be described by its particular histologic type, that is the type of tissue that is diseased.
If cancerous cells break away from the original tumor, travel, and grow within other body parts- such as the brain, bone, liver, adrenal glands, the opposite lung, or lymph nodes of the chest or collarbone (clavicle) regions - the process is known as metastasis.
Lung cancer is the leading category of cancer death in men, and - since the late 1980s - it has surpassed breast cancer as the leading category of cancer death in women.
www.oncologychannel.com /lungcancer   (1588 words)

  
 Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation: Healthy Living - Lung Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
Lung cancer is the number-one cancer-killer in the United States, expected to have resulted in 163,510 deaths in 2005.
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   (1795 words)

  
 Lung Cancer | Asbestos Lung Cancer | Lung Cancer Survival Rate | Lung Cancer Symptoms | Lung Cancer Treatment | Non ...
Lung cancer is the most frequently lethal cancer in the United States.
Factors that may protect people from lung cancer are not smoking, avoiding second hand smoke, a diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruit, and limiting exposure to potential carcinogens in the environment such as radon.
The cancer is then staged depending on the extent of its spread within the chest cavity and to other parts of the body.
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 Lung Cancer
Non-small cell lung cancer often has a better prognosis, but this again depends upon the extent of spread of the disease at the time it is initially diagnosed.
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%.
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
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   (4736 words)

  
 Lung cancer
Squamous cell carcinoma is a cancer that begins in squamous cells, which are thin, flat cells found in the passages of the respiratory and digestive tracts as well as in the surface of the skin and the lining of the hollow organs of the body.
When lung cancer is found early, it is often as a result of a chest X-ray, CT scan or other test that was being done for another reason.
If lung cancer is suspected, sputum cytology (the microscopic examination of cells obtained from a deep-cough sample of mucus in the lungs) is a simple test that may be useful in detecting lung cancer.
www.antigenics.com /diseases/lungcancer.html   (2720 words)

  
 Facts About Lung Cancer - American Lung Association site
The rate of lung cancer cases appears to be dropping among white and African-American men in the United States, while it continues to rise among both white and African-American women.
Lung cancer may also be the most tragic cancer because in most cases, it might have been prevented -- 87% of lung cancer cases are caused by smoking.
Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in the United States, and the surest way to defeat it is to prevent it from ever happening.
www.lungusa.org /site/pp.asp?c=dvLUK9O0E&b=35427   (1516 words)

  
 Lung Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lung cancer is an abnormal growth of cells in the lungs.
Cancer from other parts of the body may also spread to the lungs, but this is not called lung cancer.
Lung cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the US and a leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women.
www.cancer.med.umich.edu /learn/lung.htm   (849 words)

  
 Lung Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Other organs where lung cancer has a tendency to spread are the adrenal glands, which are the glands located above the kidneys and which produce special hormones.
Another area where cancer may spread is the area near the spinal cord and vertebrae.
In the majority of patients in whom cure is not possible survival may vary from months to years, depending on the extent of the cancer, the overall condition of the patient, as well as his/her response to treatment and the duration of that response.
www.tirgan.com /lung.htm   (1325 words)

  
 Lung Cancer Causes, Symptoms, Signs, Stages, Treatment and Diagnosis on MedicineNet.com
Cancer of the lung, like all cancers, results from an abnormality in the body's basic unit of life, the cell.
Since lung cancer tends to spread, or metastasize, very early in its course, it is a very life-threatening cancer and one of the most difficult cancers to treat.
Lung cancers can arise in any part of the lung, and 90%-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 or bronchogenic cancers.
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 What is Lung Cancer?
Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the lung.
Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States, accounting for about 15 percent of all cancer cases, or 170,000 new cases each year.
If lung cancer is suspected or detected, you will have a series of tests designed to confirm the disease (diagnosis) and to determine how widely the cancer has spread (staging).
www.meds.com /lung/guide/u_lung.html   (1067 words)

  
 Lung cancer
Lung cancer is one of the largest killers in the Western world.
It is the most common form of cancer in the UK and the most common cause of death from cancer in both men and women although it affects more men than women.
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   (1314 words)

  
 Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is a disease in which the cells of the lung tissues grow uncontrollably and form tumors.
Lung Cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer among both men and women in the United States.
Primary lung cancer is divided into small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer, depending on how the cells look under the microscope.
mamashealth.com /lung.asp   (323 words)

  
 Lung Cancer - non-small cell lung cancer, symptoms, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, causes
80% of lung cancer occurs in active or ex-smokers and an additional 5% of cases are estimated to occur because of passive exposure to tobacco smoke.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women and the incidence continues to grow worldwide.
If the cancer has spread and surgery is not possible (this is more common in small cell lung cancer) then radiotherapy and chemotherapy are used (alone or in combination) to control symptoms by reducing the size of the tumour.
www.patienthealthinternational.com /article/501573.aspx   (505 words)

  
 Topic - Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, killing more Americans each year than colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.
Lung Diseases: certain lung diseases, such as tuberculosis (TB), increase a person's chance of developing lung cancer, specifically in the areas of the lung in which past scarring has occurred.
Personal History: Individuals who have had lung cancer once are more likely to develop a second lung cancer compared with a person who has never had lung cancer.
healthyamericans.org /topics/index.php?TopicID=22   (387 words)

  
 Lung cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lung cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer in Australia.
Lung cancer is categorised into stages according to its spread.
Radiotherapy may be used against some early stage lung cancers and to stop cancer in the lymph nodes from spreading further.
www.disability.vic.gov.au /dsonline/dsarticles.nsf/pages/Lung_cancer?OpenDocument   (758 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   (947 words)

  
 Lung Cancer Causes, Symptoms and Treatment on eMedicineHealth.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both women and men in the United States and throughout the world.
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in men and has surpassed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths in women.
When lung cancer metastasizes, the tumor in the lung is considered the primary tumor, and the tumors in other parts of the body are called secondary tumors or metastatic tumors.
www.emedicinehealth.com /lung_cancer/article_em.htm   (467 words)

  
 MedlinePlus: Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world.
It is a leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States.
Each type of lung cancer grows and spreads in different ways and is treated differently.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/lungcancer.html   (0 words)

  
 Lung Cancer
Some lung cancer patients will have to decide whether it is worth suffering side effects and having a poorer quality of life in order to remain alive for a somewhat longer time.
Small-cell lung cancer: Chemotherapy is the most common treatment for SCLC, but radiation therapy may be added to either surgery or chemotherapy, or a patient may receive all three treatments.
Non-small-cell lung cancer: Patients diagnosed as having NSCLC in its earliest stages are candidates for surgical resection with a realistic hope of curing the disease.
www.radiologyinfo.org /en/info.cfm?pg=lungcancer   (3413 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 the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women.
Lung cancer is also the most preventable cancer, since most cases are related to tobacco use.
Lung cancer occurs when cells in the lung start to grow rapidly in an uncontrolled manner.
www.cancer.sutterhealth.org /information/lungcancer.html   (145 words)

  
 Lung Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cancer is a disease in which certain body cells don't function right, divide very fast, and produce too much tissue that forms a tumor.
Cancers that begin in the lungs are divided into two major types, non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer, depending on how the cells look under a microscope.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government's authority on lung cancer.
www.4woman.gov /faq/lung.htm   (362 words)

  
 Lung Cancer
The increase in lung cancer largely explains the steady rise in the number of cancer deaths in the United States.
More women are smoking and, as a result, more women now die of lung cancer than breast cancer, which forty years ago was the leading cause of cancer death in women.
The treatment of lung cancer depends on the type and stage of the disease and includes surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.
www.healthsquare.com /lungcancer.htm   (475 words)

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