As of 2015, there is no standard blood test for diagnosing lung cancer. However, the blood test developed by Panacea Global called LC Detect is said to effectively screen for malignancy in the lungs in its early stages, ... More »

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The most common blood test, the complete blood count, or CBC, measures red blood cells, white blood cells, hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets and mean corpuscular volume of the blood, according to the National Heart, Lung... More »

The most common blood tests are complete blood counts, blood chemistry tests, blood enzyme tests and heart disease screening blood tests, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. More »

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People who smoke cigarettes are 15 to 30 times more likely to contract lung cancer compared to nonsmokers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of 2015, 90 percent of lung cancer cases are link... More »

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Although smoking is not the only cause of lung cancer, 90 percent of all lung cancer cases are caused by smoking, according to WebMD. In nonsmokers, lung cancer can be caused by exposure to radon gas, secondhand smoke, a... More »

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Lung lesions do not always indicate lung cancer, according to MedicineNet.com. For example, a Ghon lesion on the lung is a scar left over from childhood tuberculosis. More »

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Pneumonia can be a sign of lung cancer, according to Everyday Health. A cancerous tumor in the lungs can block off an airway, which can lead to the development of an infection in the area behind the blockage. More »

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