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Lung Cancer

8 Facts About Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Lung cancer
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Vast majority of lung cancer cases are non-small cell


Lung Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
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Types of non-small cell lung cancer


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Most patients with early stage lung cancer are asymptomatic


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The three most common symptoms


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Quality-of-life issues


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Smoking greatly increases a person's risk


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Survival rate varies by stage


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New testing for early detection underway


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