Lung cancer symptoms: Is your cough a lung cancer cough? Look out for these three signs

LUNG cancer symptoms usually become apparent as the condition progresses, as there tends to be no indications in the early stages. But when they do become begin to show the most common sign is a cough. How can you tell if you have a normal cough or if it ’s a lung cancer cough?
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Conclusions: Solid conclusions regarding the respiratory consequences of regular cannabis smoking are difficult to make due to a relative paucity of literature, confounding by concurrent tobacco smoking and reports of conflicting outcomes. Additional well-controlled clinical studies on the pulmonary consequences of habitual cannabis use are needed. PMID: 31298945 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse Source Type: research
Abstract Paragonimiasis, or lung fluke disease, is a typical food-borne parasitic zoonosis caused by infection with trematodes belonging to the genus Paragonimus. More than 50 species of Paragonimus have been reported throughout the world, of which seven valid species infect humans, an estimated one million people annually worldwide. Among the seven species, P. westermani, P. heterotremus, and P. skrjabini/P. s. miyazakii, distributed in Asia, are the most important species as the cause of paragonimiasis. Humans acquire infection through the ingestion of raw, pickled or undercooked freshwater crustaceans, 2nd inte...
Source: Acta Tropica - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Acta Trop Source Type: research
Rationale: Rigid bronchoscopy under general anesthesia enables performing diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures in the tracheobronchial tree. As most patients undergoing rigid bronchoscopy have moderate to severe respiratory disease or central airway obstruction, the operators often face the risk of hypoxemia when inserting the rigid bronchoscope into the patients’ airway. Applying high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen therapy before the insertion of the bronchoscope allows to maintain high fractional inspired oxygen (FiO2) and thus leading to maximizing apnea time before desaturation. Patient concerns and diag...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Rationale: Thymoma is the most common primary tumor in the anterior mediastinum. All major subtypes of thymoma can be clinically aggressive. However, type A thymoma is usually benign and rarely invasive, let alone invasive to the trachea. There are no published reports of thymoma diagnosed in a “coughed up’ tissue”. Here, we report an 80-year-old man who coughed up a piece of tissue which was histopathologically diagnosed as type A thymoma. Patient concerns: An 80-year-old man who had a history of thymoma for 8 years was admitted in our hospital with his severe cough and dyspnea and his “coughe...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
We report a rare case of pulmonary nocardiosis caused byNocardia exalbida with CT findings of a mass and lymph node enlargement, requiring differentiation from lung cancer and that was difficult to diagnose. Nocardiosis is an uncommon infection caused byNocardia species, but it can often occur in immunocompromised patients. As computed tomography (CT) findings of pulmonary nocardiosis, consolidation, masses, and nodules are often found, but lymph node enlargement is infrequent.Nocardia exalbida was first isolated in 2006, and there are still few reports on this microorganism. We report a case of pulmonary nocardiosis cause...
Source: Respirology Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Lung cancer has the highest mortality of all cancers in the United States. The incidence of lung cancer with metastases to the skin varies between 1 –12%, with the highest incidence seen in men. Here, we present two cases of lung cancer presenting as skin metastasis. The first patient was an 80-year-old African American male who presented to the hospital for evaluation of a right upper back mass. A few months prior to admission, he was found t o have a left lung mass on CT scan of the chest, he underwent biopsy which showed poorly differentiated SCC of the lung. He also had a skin biopsy which showed poorly different...
Source: Case Reports in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
LUNG cancer typically does not have any obvious symptoms beside having a new and persistent cough but an unusual change in your fingers and nails could mean you might be at risk. Do you have it?
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Conclusion Diagnosis of pneumonic-type carcinoma is usually delayed due to clinical and radiological features mimicking pulmonary infection. TBLB combined with BAL has a quite high diagnostic yield. The most frequent histological type is invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma. The incidence of EGFR mutation or ALK rearrangement is low in pneumonic-type carcinoma. For patients without cancer driver genes, chemotherapy is recommended to improve overall survival. 
 DOI: 10.3779/j.issn.1009-3419.2019.06.01
Source: Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to compare survival between NSCLC patients with and without COPD.MethodsMedical records were retrospectively collected from 301 elderly patients pathologically diagnosed with NSCLC from the Chinese PLA General Hospital. Ultimately, a total of 200 patients were enrolled in the analysis. The survival rates between the COPD ‐NSCLC and non‐COPD NSCLC were assessed using log‐rank and Cox proportional hazard regression analyses.ResultsA total of 117 COPD ‐NSCLC and 93 non‐COPD NSCLC patients were enrolled in the analysis. The median overall survival times were 108.5 months in the no...
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
Rationale: Late-onset bronchopleural fistula (BPF) induced by chemotherapy after lobectomy for lung cancer is rarely reported, lacking reliable preventive approaches. A timely identification and individualized treatment is essential for prognosis. Patient concerns: A 52-year-old female patient complained of fever, productive cough, and fatigue 1 week after adjuvant chemotherapy following right lower lobectomy and systemic mediastinal lymph node dissection. Chest computed tomography (CT) indicated pneumothorax and thick-walled empyema cavity within her right-sided thorax. Diagnoses: The patient was diagnosed as late...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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