Lung cancer

Apart from non-melanoma skin cancer, lung cancer is the most common cancer in Australia both in terms of incidence and death, accounting for at least 20% of cancer deaths. 1 In the United States it accounts for 35% of cancer deaths in men and 21% of deaths in women. Only 10-25% are asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis but lung cancer can cause an extraordinary variety of clinical symptoms and signs with a reputation for several paraneoplastic syndromes. The paraneoplastic syndromes include hypercalcaemia, Cushing's syndrome, carcinoid syndrome, dermatomyositis, visual loss progressing to blindness from retinal degeneration, cerebellar degeneration and encephalitis.

The presentation of cough and chest pain renders it less of an 'occult' malignancy than several other types.

How To Prevent Skin Cancer

How To Prevent Skin Cancer

Complete Guide to Preventing Skin Cancer. We all know enough to fear the name, just as we do the words tumor and malignant. But apart from that, most of us know very little at all about cancer, especially skin cancer in itself. If I were to ask you to tell me about skin cancer right now, what would you say? Apart from the fact that its a cancer on the skin, that is.

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