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Glossary for Tracheal cancer

  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Dry cough: Dry non-productive cough without producing sputum
  • Gastrointestinal tumors: Any tumor of the gastrointestinal (digestive) system, including cancers and benign tumors.
  • Hemoptysis: A condition which is characterized by the coughing up of blood or blood stained sputum
  • Hoarse: Hoarseness or loss of voice
  • Occupational Cancer -- Respiratory tract cancer: People employed in occupations which involves chronic exposure to arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, beryllium, chromium, diesel exhaust, silica and nickel can lead to an increased risk of developed respiratory tract cancers such as bronchial cancer, lung cancer and tracheal cancer.
  • Respiratory conditions: Any condition that affects the respiratory system
  • Shortness of breath: The feeling of being short of breath
  • Smoking: The smoking of cigarettes
  • Stridor: A harsh high pitched breath sound
  • Wheezing: A whistling like continuous sound that is caused by the respiratory system


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