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Lung cancer is a disease of the lung cells. As in other kinds of cancer, lung cancer cells grow and divide abnormally.
The symptoms caused by lung cancer may be due to: 1) the tumour itself; 2) the tumour extension inside the chest;...
Smoking tobacco is the biggest risk factor for lung cancer. The more a person smokes, the greater the risk of suffering from lung cancer. If a person stops smoking, the risk decreases.
Almost all types of lung cancer are carcinomas. The term carcinoma means that the tumour cells derive from an epithelial cell, which is the kind of cell existing on the surface of the airways.
To reach the diagnosis of lung cancer and know the spread of the tumour, a series of tests will be necessary: medical history, physical exam, blood tests, computed tomography (CT) of the chest and upper abdomen, and biopsy.
Therapy of lung cancer depends on its histological type and stage, but also on the presence or absence of biomarkers and the physical state.
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