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Adenocarcinoma of the Bronchus Overview

What is adenocarcinoma of the bronchus?
A person with adenocarcinoma of the bronchus has a growth of abnormal cells that line the air passages inside the lung. These cells can form tumors and spread to other parts of the body. There are two types of adenocarcinoma that occur in the lung: adenocarcinoma of the bronchus and bronchioalveolar cell carcinoma.

What are the symptoms of adenocarcinoma of the bronchus?
Common symptoms of adenocarcinoma of the bronchus include cough, coughing up blood, and wheezing. Other symptoms include excessive fatigue, clubbing of the nails, difficulty breathing, and unintentional weight loss.

How does the doctor treat adenocarcinoma of the bronchus?
Treatment for adenocarcinoma of the bronchus usually includes some combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

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Last Updated: Oct 20, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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