Lung Cancer (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
Risk factors for lung cancer include:
When To Call a Doctor
If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, be sure to follow your doctor's instructions about calling when you have problems, new symptoms, or symptoms that get worse.
Call your doctor immediately for medical evaluation if you have:
Call your doctor to find out when an evaluation is needed if you:
Watchful waiting is a period of time during which you and your doctor observe your condition or symptoms but you do not receive medical treatment. Watchful waiting is not appropriate if you have symptoms that do not go away. If you are concerned about your symptoms and believe you may be at risk for lung cancer, call and make an appointment with your doctor.
It often is difficult to decide when to see a doctor for respiratory symptoms. See the topic Respiratory Problems, Age 12 and Older to find out if and when you need to see your doctor.
Who To See
Health professionals who can evaluate your symptoms and your risk for lung cancer include:
Health professionals who can evaluate and treat your lung cancer include:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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