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Pancoast Tumor (cont.)

Prevention

The most important preventive step is to avoid using tobacco products. Quitting tobacco can reduce the risk of lung cancer. For more information, see Cigarette Smoking.

Taking precautions to reduce exposure to harmful substances in the environment (eg, asbestos) can reduce the risk of developing lung cancer.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/10/2014
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In 1932, Pancoast defined a superior pulmonary sulcus tumor as a mass growing at the thoracic inlet that produces a constant and characteristic clinical presentation of pain in an eighth cervical or first and second thoracic trunk distribution.

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