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LUNG CANCER
Lung cancer is having a malignant tumor in the lungs especially in the cells lining air passages.
Primary tumor-related signs and symptoms are cough, dyspnea, hemoptysis, and chest discomfort.
Signs and symptoms due to intrathoracic spread may involve the nerves (hoarseness, dyspnea, muscle wasting of upper limb, Horner's syndrome), chest wall and pleura (chest pain, dyspnea) and vascular structures (facial swelling, dilated neck veins, cardiac tamponade) & viscera (dsyphagia).
The signs and symptoms due to metastatic spread are bone pain with or without pleuritic pain, neurologic symptoms, limb weakness, unsteady gait, cervical lymphadenopathy, and skin nodules.
Drug Information

Indication: Tab: Multiple myeloma, advanced ovarian adenocarcinoma, breast carcinoma, polycythaemia rubra vera. Inj: Local...

Indication: Primary treatment of ovarian cancer in combination w/ platinum agent. Metastatic ovarian or breast cancer, aft...

Indication: In combination w/ fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy for metastatic colon or rectum carcinoma. In combination...

Indication: In combination w/ 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) & folinic acid for advanced colorectal cancer in patients w/o prio...

Indication: Advanced stage ovarian cancer of epithelial origin.

Indication: Advanced ovarian carcinoma of epithelial origin.

Indication: Monotherapy or in combination w/ other chemotherapeutic agents for metastatic non-seminomatous germ cell carci...

Indication: Monotherapy or combination therapy for palliative treatment of metastatic non-seminomatous germ cell carcinoma...

Indication: Metastatic malignant melanoma & various sarcomas.

Indication: Locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) & pancreatic adenocarcinoma; fluorouraci...

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