Lung Cancer - Frequently Asked Questions

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Dr. Nithin Jayan
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Nithin Jayan, MBBS, DNB
Last Updated on Mar 20, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. 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 don’t 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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lakshminarayanan

hi ,
i m 22 years old , 3 years back i started smoking. i used to smoke 4 ciggarate per day . i didn't take enough food . so i lost 10 kgs in last 15 months .. now i couldn't increase my weight .. my weight is 54. height is 178. i have taken blood test n body check up . doctor told me that u don't have any mistake in your body. try to eat well.still i smoking 3 cigar daily .. i want to know because of this cigarrate only i losing weight? i became very lean .

guest

You're such a young man. Why do you want to spoil your life, buddy?Smoking,drinking etc interferes with appetite[testosterone,fertility]. Very recently,one of my friend's husband has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. His lungs are not functioning properly. Right now he is on ventilation and undergoing Chemotherapy as it has already reached Advanced stage! One of my friend is a Hematologist and is the doctor for this guy. They have a 10 yr old boy. He has been smoking for years, messing up his body. His chances are pretty slim. You want to take out your stress? Go for a walk. Enjoy the nature. Life is precious. Enjoy life positively. You're underweight for your height! Body has an internal clock and all body organs function and coordinate smoothly. Don't mess up with that. You will pay a high price. Wish you goodluck in making positive changes in your lifestyle.

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