Lung Cancer

lungcancerLung cancer kills more men and women than any other type of cancer. It is also the second most common cancer for both groups. More men and women die from lung cancer each year than colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Although lung cancer is one of the more difficult cancers to treat, many patients who caught the cancer early have been cured of the disease. Early detection of lung cancer can increase survival rates by 20%! The National Cancer Institute recommends a lung cancer screening for patients that meet certain criteria. Please consult your healthcare provider to decide if you are eligible for the screen.

Symptoms of Lung Cancer

The following are common symptoms of lung cancer. The presence of one or more of these symptoms may or may not be due to cancer. It may be due to other underlying health care issues. Please consult your healthcare provider if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • A new cough that doesn't go away
  • Changes in a chronic cough or "smoker's cough"
  • Fatigue
  • Coughing up blood
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Chest pain
  • Hoarseness
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Bone pain

YOUR RESOURCES

Cancer Treatment

UNDERSTAND TREATMENT OPTIONS

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Clinical Trials

REVOLUTIONIZING CANCER CARE

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Lung Screening

WHY SCREENING SAVES LIVES