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Lung cancer is the top cause of cancer-related death in both men and women in the United States, surpassing breast cancer in 1987, notes the American Lung Association. The total number of deaths from lung cancer surpasse... More »

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Lung transplants are not very common, and most lung transplant patients are between ages 18 and 65, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The patient can receive one or two lungs during the transplan... More »

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An interesting fact about liver cancer is that there are two basic forms, which are primary and metastatic liver cancer. Primary liver cancer starts in the liver while the metastatic type is associated with cancers found... More »

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Lung cancer is diagnosed by performing tests such as CT scans, PET scans and bone scans. Further testing is done to determine if the condition is actually lung cancer, according to the American Lung Association. These te... More »

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Lung cancer that has been discovered at an early stage has a possibility of being cured, says Patient.co.uk. Lung cancers at more advanced stages, in which they have already spread to other areas of the body, have decrea... More »

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Lung cancer survival rates depend on the stage of the cancer when it is discovered and the effectiveness of any treatment undertaken, according to Mayo Clinic. As of 2014, approximately half of all people diagnosed with ... More »

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Lung cancer is the result of a serious malignant growth, while infections are generally caused by invasive microbes in the lower respiratory tract, according to Patient.co.uk. Though they have different causes, lung canc... More »

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