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Lung cancer

Lung cancer starts when abnormal cells grow out of control in the lung. These cells can invade nearby tissue and form tumors. Lung cancer can start...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

COPD is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. It is caused by damage to the lungs over many years, usually from smoking.

Thoracic malignancy

Thoracic malignancies are a group of cancers of the chest that include lung cancer, mesothelioma, esophageal cancer, chest wall tumors, airway...

Esophageal cancer

The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach. It joins the stomach at the diaphragm, which is the breathing muscle...

Chest wall tumor

Bones or muscles of the chest wall can give rise to tumors. Approximately 60 percent of chest wall tumors are cancerous or malignant. Sixty percent...

Airway tumor

Bronchial tumors are slow-growing cancers in the trachea or in the large bronchi, the large airways of the lung. Symptoms include cough and...

Non-small cell lung cancer

Non-small cell lung cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the lung. There are several types of...

Small cell lung cancer

Small-cell lung cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the lung. There are two types of small-cell lung...

Neuroendocrine tumors

Carcinoid syndrome is a disease consisting of a combination of symptoms, physical manifestations and abnormal laboratory chemical findings caused...

Lung nodule

A lung nodule is an abnormality of the lung tissue. Nodules may grow to a large size and hinder or stop the air flow in the lungs' airways.