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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Depending on the type of symptoms a person presents, doctors use blood tests, imaging machines, laboratory biopsies and simple physical exams to detect the presence of cancer in the body. Because cancer forms as a tumor,... More »

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Blood tests aren't always necessary to find cancer markers, as some can be found in other bodily tissues or in urine, Cancer.net explains. Cancer marker tests look for the presence of certain genes or proteins in bodily ... 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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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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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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The American Cancer Society lists the 5-year survival rate for stage IV non-small-cell lung cancer as about one percent; stage IV small-cell lung cancer 5-year survival rates are at two percent. Mesothelioma has a 5-year... More »

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