What is lung cancer?

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among adults in the United States.

What causes lung cancer?

Cigarette smoking causes most lung cancers. The more cigarettes you smoke daily and the earlier you started smoking, the greater your risk for lung cancer. Your risk also may increase if you’re exposed to high levels of pollution, radiation and asbestos.

What are the symptoms of lung cancer?

  • A cough that doesn’t go away and gets worse over time
  • Constant chest pain
  • Coughing up blood
  • Wheezing, hoarseness, or shortness of breath
  • Repeated problems with pneumonia or bronchitis
  • Swelling of the neck and face
  • Loss of appetite or weight loss 

How does Ohio State diagnose lung cancer?

Doctors use physical exams and lab and imaging tests.

Why choose Ohio State for lung cancer treatment?

The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients with lung cancer.

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