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Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both lungs.Sometimes, people will have cancer travel from other parts of their body or metastasize totheir lung. This is called secondary cancer because the lungs are a secondary site compared toprimary location of the cancer. A cancer begins with an error, or mutation in a cell's DNA .DNA mutation can be caused by the normal aging process or through environmental factors,such as cigarette smoke, breathing in asbestos fibers, and to exposure to radon gas. Lungcancer has two types Non small cell and Small cell lung cancer.Diagnosing lung cancer, there are many ways your doctor can go about testing you to seeif you have the Lung Cancer.Chest X-ray- May reveal abnormalities such as shaded areas, which may be evaluatedto a tumor or notLab Test - Genomic tumor assessment examines a tumor genetic level to find the DNAalteration that are driving the growth of the cancer by identifying the mutation that occurs in acancer cellNutrition Panel- Evaluates patients deficiency of nutrients, such as Vitamin D andiron, helps determine what nutrients needs to be replaced or boosted to support their qualityCT Angiogram- Allows doctors to examine the pulmonary artery that supplies theblood to the lungs from the heartEndobronchial Ultrasound- Is used to help detect cancerous cells in the lymph node ofthe chestAutofluorescence Bronchosopy- Allows doctors to identify cancerous cells in the

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Term
Fall
Professor
Sharon Marusiak
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