Lung tumor

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Lung tumor
A chest X-ray showing a tumor in the lung (marked by arrow)
SpecialtyOncology Pulmonology[1]
SymptomsCoughing (including coughing up blood), weight loss, shortness of breath, chest pains[2]
ComplicationsLung cancer
CausesSmoking Radon gas Asbestos Air pollution Genetics

A lung tumor is an uncontrolled growth of cells in the lung, including lung cancer and lung nodules.[3] These include:

Primary tumors of the lung/pulmonary system:

Non-lung tumors which may grow into the lungs:

Metastasis or secondary tumors/neoplasms with other origin:


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