Frequently Asked Questions1. Which doctor should I consult for lung cancer?
Lung cancer requires a multidisciplinary approach. A general practitioner who sees the patient first usually makes a referral to a pulmonologist. The whole team of doctors will include oncologist, pulmonologist, radiologist, thoracic surgeons and palliative care specialists.
2. Do non-smokers get lung cancers?
Yes, non-smokers also get lung cancers
3. Can lung tumors be benign?
Yes, but benign lung tumors are very uncommon.
4. Is damage from smoking reversible?
Usually, the body cleans the lungs after a person quits smoking, but some damage is permanent. It depends on the intensity and the time period of smoking.
5. Does a negative chest radiograph surely mean that I donít have lung cancer?
No, chest radiographs sometimes fail to detect lung cancers. Tumors can appear as small shadows at the back of the ribs and can be difficult to identify.
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