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Malignant Lung Cancer

Malignant Lung Cancer: Introduction

Malignant Lung Cancer: Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. This growth may lead to metastasis, which is the invasion of adjacent tissue and infiltration beyond the lungs. Most lung tumors are malignant. This means that they invade and destroy the healthy tissues around them and can spread throughout the body. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Malignant Lung Cancer is available below.

Symptoms of Malignant Lung Cancer

Treatments for Malignant Lung Cancer

  • Treatment decisions in lung cancer depend on whether SCLC or NSCLC is present. Treatment also depends on tumor stage, particularly in NSCLC. A person's general physical condition (the ability to withstand treatment procedures) is also taken into account. The most widely used therapies are
  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Molecular targeted therapy
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Malignant Lung Cancer?

Malignant Lung Cancer: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Malignant Lung Cancer:

  • Lung cancer, the most common cause of cancer-related death in men and the second most common in women (after breast cancer)
  • more complications...»

Causes of Malignant Lung Cancer

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Malignant Lung Cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Malignant Lung Cancer

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Malignant Lung Cancer: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Malignant Lung Cancer

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Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Malignant Lung Cancer, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Malignant Lung Cancer: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Malignant Lung Cancer

Prognosis for Malignant Lung Cancer: It depends upon the histological type of cancer, the stage (degree of spread), and the patient's performance status . Only about 2% of those diagnosed with lung cancer that has spread to other areas of the body are alive five years after the diagnosis, although the survival rates for lung cancers diagnosed at a very early stage are higher, with approximately 49% surviving for five years or longer.

Malignant Lung Cancer: Broader Related Topics

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More information about Malignant Lung Cancer

  1. Malignant Lung Cancer: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis
 

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