• By Laurel Kelly

Living With Cancer: Lung cancer screening — do you need it?

July 26, 2019
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Lung cancer screening  
Lung cancer screening is a process that's used to detect the presence of lung cancer in otherwise healthy people with a high risk of lung cancer. The goal of lung cancer screening is to detect lung cancer at a very early stage — when it's more likely to be cured. By the time lung cancer signs and symptoms develop, the cancer is usually too advanced for curative treatment. Studies show lung cancer screening reduces the risk of dying of lung cancer. Should you consider lung cancer screening? Here's what you need to know.

Cancer survivors: Late effects of treatment  
Your cancer treatment is over, but the treatments that may have saved your life also may continue to cause side effects. As more people are living longer after cancer treatment, more is becoming known about late side effects of cancer treatment. Learn about late and long-term effects of cancer treatment, so that you can take more control of your health as a cancer survivor.

Treating lymphedema  
Lymphedema most commonly is caused by the removal of, or damage to, your lymph nodes during cancer treatment. It results from a blockage in your lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system. The blockage prevents lymph fluid from draining well, and the fluid buildup leads to swelling. There's no cure for lymphedema. Treatment focuses on reducing the swelling and controlling the pain. Learn more about the treatment options that might be right for you.

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