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. This is usually performed by bronchoscopy or CT-guided biopsy. Treatment and prognosis depend on the histological type of cancer, the stage (degree of spread), and the patient's general wellbeing, measured by performance status . Common treatments include surgery , chemotherapy , and radiotherapy . NSCLC is sometimes treated with surgery, whereas SCLC usually responds better to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This is partly because SCLC often spreads quite early, and these treatments are generally better at getting to cancer cells that have spread to other parts of the body. [13] Sy Symptoms of Lung Cancer L Pulmonary symptoms The symptoms of lung cancer that are clearly and directly related to lung function are: • Coughing, the most common symptom, experienced by 74 percent of patients • Bloody sputum (phlegm; 57 percent) • Shortness of breath (37 percent) • Chest pain (25 percent) • Hoarseness (18 percent) • Paralysis of the diaphragm, either symptomless or perceived as shortness of breath • Wheezing or vibrating breathing noises (stridor)
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