Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly referred to as COPD, is a group of progressive lung diseases. The most common are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Many people with COPD have both of these conditions. Emphysema slowly destroys air sacs in your lungs, which interferes with outward air flow.What is involved in a PET scan for lung cancer?
Lung PET scan. It uses a radioactive substance (called a tracer) to look for disease in the lungs such as lung cancer. Unlike magnetic resonance imaging ( MRI) and computed tomography ( CT) scans, which reveal the structure of the lungs, a PET scan shows how well the lungs and their tissues are working.What is the risk of lung cancer?
Lung cancer can cause complications, such as: Shortness of breath. People with lung cancer can experience shortness of breath if cancer grows to block the major airways. Coughing up blood. Lung cancer can cause bleeding in the airway, which can cause you to cough up blood (hemoptysis). Pain.What is common lung cancer?
There are two major types of lung cancer. Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common type of lung cancer overall accounting for roughly 80 percent of lung cancers. Small cell lung cancers are responsible for around 15 percent of lung cancers in the United States.