by: Blake Powell
Smoking and 2nd hand smoking is a huge risk factor for lung cancer. Also exposure to some gases will make it worse.
A new cough that doesn't go away
Changes in a chronic cough or "smoker's cough"
Coughing up blood, even a small amount
Shortness of breath
Losing weight without trying
Wedge resection- to remove a small section of lung that contains the tumor along with a margin of healthy tissue.
Segmental resection- to remove a larger portion of lung, but not an entire lobe.
Lobectomy- to remove the entire lobe of one lung.
Pneumonectomy- to remove an entire lung.
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Public - 11/29/16, 5:38 PM