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What is Lung tumor?

A lung tumor is abnormal rates of cell division or cell death in lung tissue, or in the airways that lead to the lung. Then, a tumor may form when cell divide too quickly or do not die off as they normally should. If the growth is 3 centimeters or less in diameter is called a nodule. When a nodule forms in the lungs, it is called a pulmonary nodule. Other than that, any growth bigger than 3 centimeter called ad mass.

What is Lung Tumor Types?

Lung tumors have two types that are called Hamartoma Papilloma.

Hamartoma

Hamartoma is made up of “normal” tissue such as cartilage, connective tissue, fat, and muscle but in abnormal amounts. It sizes usually less than 4 centimeter in diameter. Usually, hamartoma appear in chest X-rays as a coin-like round growth. It stays within limited area and is not likely to press against nearby tissue. It is occur found more often in males than females, and between the age of 50and 70.

Papilloma

Papilloma is another type of lung tumor. It grows in the bronchial tubes, sticking out from the surface area where it is attached. Papilloma is divided into three types:

    • Squamous

Usually squamous occurs in both children and adult. It may appear as just one nodule or many. Result from infection by human papilloma virus (HPV), the same virus that causes warts and certain sexually transmitted disease.

    • Glandular

Glandular are less common than squamous papillomas. It develop in larger airways than squamous papillomas and occurs in all ages but mostly adult.

    • Mixed squamous and glandular.

This is the tumor which is mixed with squamous and glandular. Only a small numbers of cases have been reported. This tumor has the potential to eventually turn cancerous because the squamous cells can change over time.

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What is the lung tumor symptom?

Most of the case there are no symptom that a lung tumor present. There only know by accident, when receives a chest X-ray or CT (computer tomography) scan for some other reason.

There are several symptom of lung tumor includes:

  • Coughing up blood
  • Higher likelihood of pneumonia
  • Lung tissue collapse
  • Persistent coughing or wheezing
  • Rattling sounds in the lungs
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
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