Lung Cancer Lung carcinoma is the leading cause of cancer related death

Lung cancer lung carcinoma is the leading cause of

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s dyspnea, it is however unlikely with his presenting signs and symptoms. Lung Cancer. Lung carcinoma is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide, with about 85% of cases being related to cigarette smoking (Tsao, 2016). Symptoms can include cough, chest discomfort or pain, weight loss, and, less commonly, hemoptysis (Tsao, 2016). The diagnosis is typically made by chest x-ray or CT and confirmed by biopsy (Tsao, 2016). This diagnosis is considered because the patient is a smoker, and complaining of dyspnea; it is unlikely after further investigation and identifying his heart failure, but it should be revisited if his symptoms do not improve after treatment. References Cardinale, L., Priola, A. M., Moretti, F., & Volpicelli, G. (2014). Effectiveness of chest radiography, lung ultrasound and thoracic computed tomography in the diagnosis of congestive heart failure. World Journal of radiology, 6(6), 230-237. Retrieved from Karaye, K. M., and Sani, M. U. (2008). Electrocardiographic abnormalities in patients with heart failure. Cardiovascular Journal of Africa, 19(1), 22-25. Retrieved from Kirckpatrick, J. N., Vannan, M. A., Narula, J., & Lang, R. M. (2007). Echocardiography in Heart Failure: Applications, Utility, and New Horizons. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 50(5). Retrieved from ? utm_source=TrendMD&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Journal_of_the_American_College_ of_Cardiology_TrendMD_0 Lee, J. (2016). Overview of Interstitial Lung Disease (Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases). Merck Manual Professional Version. Retrieved from
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