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An Unexpected Surprise: Incidental Diagnoses of Lung Cancer

  • Published July 7, 2017

Currently, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., killing more than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. That’s because lung cancer is what’s known as a “silent killer.” It typically shows no signs or symptoms until it has reached an advanced stage. This is partially due to the fact that the lungs themselves have no pain receptors. Therefore, they don’t feel pain, and pain is usually an indication that something is wrong. Consequently, the mass grows in the lung tissue often for years undetected.
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