Lung cancer is cancer that starts in the lungs. There are two main types of lung cancer:
The following may increase your risk for lung cancer:
In its early stages, lung cancer may not cause any symptoms. Symptoms depend on the type of cancer, but can include:
These symptoms are more likely to occur when lung cancer is in later stages:
If lung cancer is suspected, a Deborah physician will perform a physical exam and ask about the patient’s medical history. When listening to the chest with a stethoscope, the physician may hear fluid around the lungs that suggests cancer may be present.
The doctor may order these tests to diagnose lung cancer or see if it has spread:
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