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1

What are the subtypes of lung cancer and which is more prevalent?

small cell lung cancer: 20%
non small cell lung cancer: 80%

2

Risk factors for SMALL CELL lung cancer?

smoking

3

where are adenocarcinoma of lung cancers most commonly found?

peripheral

4

which type of nsclc is associated with non-smokers?

adenocarcinoma

5

which type of NSCLC is found in the central area of the lungs?

squamous cell carcinoma

6

what tumor affects the brachial plexus?

PANCOAST tumor

7

what type of aggressive lung cancer spreads through the lymphatic system

small cell carcinoma

8

what type of cancer mets to the lungs?

breast, prostate, colon, gastric

9

where does lung cancer mets?

liver, brain , bone

10

how is lung cancer diagnosed?

chest x-ray CT biopsy

11

mesothelioma : how long after exposure?

asbestos ; dypnea and chest pain; 20-40 years after exposure

12

list of fungal pulmonary infections

aspergillosis
blastomycosis
coccidioidomycosis
cryptococcosis
histoplasmosis