What is the difference between lung cancer and lymphoma?

There are two different types of cancer that can affect the lungs

first Primary lung cancer group made up of small cell or non-small cell, and usually starts in the lungs before it spreads to other parts of the body. Small cell is often accompanied by heavy smokers, if the non-small cell may be other types of cancer, such as squamous cell, large cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma.

Symptoms include a persistent cough, cough small amount of blood, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest pain, dull pain in his shoulder, which is lower outside of the arm, a significant weight loss, and recurrent respiratory tract infections and pneumonia.

a diagnosis of lung cancer is usually not found until the doctor ordered a chest X-ray, which is usually associated with other diseases. If lung cancer is detected by a chest X-ray, a CT (computerized tomography) or MRI recordings (magnetic resonance imaging) test may be ordered to further strengthen the diagnosis and staging of each disease.

Staging contains a limited stage which affects only one lung, as well as the surrounding tissue, as well as extensive stage where the cancer has spread outside the chest or in the lung tissue of origin, or other body part. Begin staging Stage 0, wherein the cancer cells are found in the lining of the lung; Stage 1A, wherein the tumor growth is not between more than 3 mm in diameter and continues sections 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, is obtained as long as the fourth stage. This is where the lungs or other body parts in several malignancies.

2 metastatic lung cancer, categories such as Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's and begin another part spreads to the lungs before the body. Metastatic lung cancer is cancer of the lymphatic system.

The symptoms may include fever, fatigue, itching, swollen lymph nodes, and sweating during the night while sleeping. The clusters of lymph nodes found in the pool, neck, arms and abdomen. When the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is present, it is common, the reason that is unknown.

Diagnosis involves a blood test and a biopsy of the lymph node tissue examination under a microscope.

Staging is based on the degree of spread of the tumor.

Step 1 If only one lymph node or region concerned.

Step 2: Where two or more lymph nodes are affected on one side of the membrane, or a single node, wherein the tumor affected by a nearby body.

Stage 3 If the lymphoma is found in areas above and below the diaphragm and is considered to have advanced.

Stage 4 When the lymphoma metastasized to other parts of the body such as the liver, brain or bone marrow. At this stage, the disease is widespread.

Source by Philip A Edmonds-Hunt

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