Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, & the leading cause of cancer deaths.
When symptoms appear, they can easily be mistaken for common respiratory illnesses like bronchitis or pneumonia. Because of this, many cases are diagnosed at an advanced/later stage.
Symptoms of early-stage lung cancer may include a cough, shortness of breath and fatigue. As it progresses, symptoms may include chronic cough, spitting up blood, Pain in the chest or back, Hoarseness and/or Wheezing.
Diagnostic procedures may include X-ray, Lab tests, including advanced genomic testing, Biopsy, CT scan.
The main risk factors for lung cancer are A history of or current tobacco use, Exposure to second-hand smoke, Exposure to asbestos, arsenic, or other chemicals, Radiation exposure, including radiation therapy to the breast or chest, Living in an area with air pollution and/or A family history of lung cancer.
Did you know that 20 minutes after quitting for good, your heart rate and blood pressure drop? And two weeks to three months after quitting, your circulation improves, and your lung function increases.
Make an appointment today and ask what your options are to help you quit.
Are you practicing good heart health? Getting tested and knowing your cholesterol number, is an important step toward a healthy heart. A cholesterol screening measures your level of HDL and LDL. HDL is the good cholesterol which helps keep the LDL, or bad cholesterol, from getting lodged into your artery walls. Too much of one type or not enough of another can put you at risk for Coronary Heart Disease, Heart Attack, or Stroke.
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