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chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of disorders that damage the lungs and make breathing increasingly more difficult over time.

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emphysema
Emphysema
Emphysema is a respiratory disease. In this condition, millions of the lungs' tiny air sacs (alveoli) stretch out of shape or rupture.

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pneumothorax
Pneumothorax
A pneumothorax is commonly known as a collapsed lung.

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cancer (overview)
Lung Cancer
One of the most common cancers, lung cancer usually occurs when a cancer-causing agent, or carcinogen, triggers the growth of abnormal cells in the lung.

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adenocarcinoma
Adenocarcinoma of the Lung
Like other cancers, adenocarcinoma is the growth of abnormal cells.

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squamous cell cancer
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung
Lung cancer (or carcinoma) is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in both men and women.

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large cell cancer
Large Cell Cancer of the Lung
Large cell cancer is a type of non-small cell lung cancer. Large cell lung cancers tend to grow quickly and spread.

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carcinoid tumors
Carcinoid Tumors of the Lung
Carcinoid tumors have been called "cancers in slow motion." They grow slowly and are less likely than other tumors to spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body.

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small cell cancer
Small Cell Lung Cancer
Small cell cancer is a type of lung cancer. Small cell lung cancer has been called oat cell cancer because the cells resemble oats when seen under a microscope.

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malignant mesothelioma
Malignant Mesothelioma
Malignant mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the thin membranes that line most of the body's organs.

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pneumoconiosis
Pneumoconiosis
Pneumoconiosis is a lung condition that is caused by inhaling particles of mineral dust, usually while working in a high-risk, mineral-related industry.

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asthma
Asthma
Asthma is a chronic (long-term) lung condition. Air passages narrow and become inflamed.

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pneumonectomy
Pneumonectomy
A pneumonectomy is the surgical removal of a lung. Pneumonectomy is usually done as a treatment for cancer.

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tuberculosis
Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that kills more than 2 million people a year. Most of these deaths occur in developing countries.

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transplant
Lung Transplant
In lung transplant surgery, someone with life-threatening respiratory problems is given one or two healthy lungs taken from a person who has died.

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pleurisy
Pleurisy and Pleural Effusion
Pleurisy means inflammation of the pleura, the membrane that covers the lungs and lines the inside of the chest cavity.

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pneumonia
Pneumonia
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs.


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