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Lung Cancer Diagnosis - Lung Cancer Support

This page contains links to eMedTV Lung Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from Lung Cancer Diagnosis to Lung Cancer Support. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Lung Cancer Diagnosis
    To diagnose lung cancer, the doctor will ask questions, conduct a physical exam, and order certain tests. This eMedTV Web page describes tests and procedures, such as sputum cytology, that may be used to reach a diagnosis.
  • Lung Cancer Gene
    New research shows that a lung cancer gene is a potential cause of lung cancer. This eMedTV article further explores the lung cancer gene and provides an explanation of this inherited component for lung cancer.
  • Lung Cancer Information
    This segment of the eMedTV archives presents some basic information on lung cancer. It covers known causes, common symptoms, and treatment options. There is also a link to a full-length article with even more information on the disease.
  • Lung Cancer Pain
    In many cases, pain from lung cancer can be managed with medications, alternative treatments, or both. This eMedTV resource examines options for reducing or relieving the pain caused by the cancer itself or treatment for the disease.
  • Lung Cancer Prevention
    Preventing lung cancer involves eliminating or reducing the risk factors for the disease, such as cigarette smoking. This eMedTV resource discusses lung cancer prevention strategies and offers information about quitting smoking.
  • Lung Cancer Prognosis
    A lung cancer prognosis is an informed medical opinion about the outcome of the disease in a patient. This eMedTV resource explains the factors (such as the stage and type of lung cancer) that affect a patient's prognosis.
  • Lung Cancer Questions
    Knowing the right lung cancer questions to ask can help you better understand your condition. This eMedTV segment provides lung cancer questions about diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and follow-up care that you may wish to ask your doctor.
  • Lung Cancer Radiation
    As this eMedTV page explains, one of the treatments for lung cancer is radiotherapy (high-energy rays used to kill the cancer cells). This article discusses radiation therapy and lung cancer, and includes information about side effects of such treatment.
  • Lung Cancer Research
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, research on lung cancer is being conducted to study the effectiveness of using biological therapy to treat the disease. This article also discusses other research being done to improve how the disease is treated.
  • Lung Cancer Screening
    As this eMedTV page explains, lung cancer screening is used to detect cancer before symptoms develop. This article explains the benefits and risks associated with screening, which is normally done with chest x-rays or a procedure known as sputum cytology.
  • Lung Cancer Stages
    The different stages of lung cancer are used to measure if a cancer has spread, and if so, how far. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at small and non-small lung cancer stages, and includes detailed definitions.
  • Lung Cancer Staging
    By determining the stage of lung cancer, a doctor can learn whether the cancer has spread, and if so, where. This eMedTV article explains tests used in this process, such as CT scan and MRI, and offers links to additional information.
  • Lung Cancer Statistics
    As this eMedTV article explains, in 2002, 90,121 men and 67,509 women died from lung cancer in the United States. This resource provides lung cancer statistics on death rates, race and ethnicity, and comparisons to other leading causes of death.
  • Lung Cancer Support
    As this eMedTV page explains, support groups can provide help to those living with lung cancer. This resource explains the benefits of these support groups and identifies other potential sources of support for people who have this condition.
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