By: Hailey Lacombe
Learn more about Lung Cancer
How the body works with this disease
Who is affected
To check if you have any kind of Cancer you would go to the doctor, and the doctor would do a test if something was wrong.
Here are some of the tests listed below.
Now here are some tests to diagnose Lung Cancer
Chemotherapy.Chemotherapy works by preventing the cancer from spreading. And sometimes curing the disease by getting rid of all the cancer cells in the body. There is also another treatment called radiation, which is a much quicker process. Radiation is energy that shrinks the tumor.
Signs and Symptoms
A cough that does not go away or gets worse
Chest pain this is often worse with deep breathing, coughing , or laughing.
Weight loss and loss of appetite
shortness of breath
Coughing up blood or rust- colored sputum Feeling tired or weak
infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia, that didn't go away or keep coming back.
- New onset of wheezing
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