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
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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
- Molecular targeted therapy
- more treatments...»
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Malignant Lung Cancer:
- Smoking-Related Disorders: Home Testing:
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)
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Causes of Malignant Lung Cancer
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causes of Malignant Lung Cancer
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Malignant Lung Cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Malignant Lung Cancer
Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease
is often over-diagnosed.
Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's,
whereas there are many other less...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course,...read more »
Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that
any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease.
The reality is that there are various possibilities, such as benign...read more »
Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to
consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi.
See melanoma and spitz nevi....read more »
Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic
disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's.
The disease Fragile X disorder can...read more »
Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases
are difficult to diagnose.
Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail...read more »
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Malignant Lung Cancer: Research Doctors & Specialists
Research related physicians and medical specialists:
- Cancer Specialists:
- Lung Health Specialists (Pulmonologist):
- Senior Health Specialists (Geriatrics):
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Other doctor, physician and specialist research services:
Hospitals & Clinics: Malignant Lung Cancer
Research quality ratings and patient safety measures
for medical facilities in specialties related to 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
Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:
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.
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Malignant Lung Cancer: Broader Related Topics
Types of Malignant Lung Cancer
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