Lung cancer arises from the normal cells found in the lungs. Those tumoral cells grow without control until they are detected in a chest X-Ray or in another imaging test. Lung cancer is one of the most prevalent tumors. It has a high mortality rate and can also affect non-smokers. For statistical information related to lung cancer, please click here.
Despite advances in diagnosis and treatments most lung cancers are discovered in their advanced stage. Because your doctor sent you to visit a thoracic surgeon initially, your disease is in a favorable condition.
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