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Comprehensive Information, Resources, and Support on Lung Cancer

If your doctor suspects that you may have lung cancer based on the results of a screening test or because of the symptoms you might experience, he or she will ask for tests and exams to confirm its presence. Chest X-ray is often the first test your doctor will do if you experience symptoms.

Early diagnosis of lung cancer improves outlook and survival rates. It’s important to remain aware of the symptoms and undergo screenings as appropriate. This can improve outcomes in many lung cancer patients. Lung cancer generally does not have many early symptoms. In fact, many tumors in the lung never cause any symptoms.

Lung cancer is often tied to smoking or exposure to certain chemicals. According to available date, though there are far fewer women who smoke cigarettes than men, but they still account for about half of all new lung cancer cases. Though there has been a decline in cancer deaths in men in the last two decades, lung cancer deaths among women continue to rise.

Silicosis is a long-term lung disease that is caused mainly duty to silica dust exposure. It is caused by inhaling crystalline silica dust found in sand, rock, or mineral ores like quartz. It is often referred to as a fibro-nodular lung disease.