LUNG NODULE

UNDERSTANDING LUNG NODULE

Fewer than 5% of all nodules turn out to be cancer.

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer is more likely to develop in patients who:

  • are above the age of 40

  • have a large or growing lung nodule

  • smoked or still smoke cigarettes

  • have a family history of lung cancer, or have been exposed to cancer-causing chemicals such as asbestos.

What if it's cancer?

If your nodule turns out to be lung cancer, the cancer is more than likely in its early stage. People  early-stage lung cancer who receive treatment are less likely to die than people who are diagnosed at a later withstage, when the cancer has already begun causing symptoms.

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