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What is Lung Cancer?

The lungs are the main organs for breathing. The lungs look like two large, spongy cones. Each lung is made up of sections called lobes – the left lung has two lobes and the right lung has three. Lung cancer is a tumour in the tissue of the lungs.

What are the Symptoms of Lung Cancer?

Cough , Weight loss, breathlessness , chest pain , Hoarseness and blood in cough.

What are Risk Factors for Lung Cancer?

Tobacco smoking Tobacco smoking is the major risk factor for lung cancer.
Contact with second-hand smoke / passive smoking The more contact you have with second-hand smoke, the higher your risk for lung cancer.
Family history If a parent, sibling, or child had lung cancer, your risk for lung cancer is higher than a person with no family history.

How can I know for sure it’s Lung Cancer?

To test for cancer, tissue from the nodule must be removed from your body. A biopsy removes a small samples of tissue. Surgery removes the entire nodule for testing.