What happens in COPD, exactly?

What is it? COPD is a lung disease that impairs the normal flow of air for a long period of time. The typical symptoms include cough and shortness of breath. COPD worsens over time, and as the disease progresses, normal things like walking up stairs can become near impossible. COPD is extremely common; it affects… Continue reading What happens in COPD, exactly?

What happens in lung cancer, exactly?

What is it? Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of your own cells, and in lung cancer this growth causes tumors to form in your lungs. It can spread to other parts of the body. Typical symptoms include coughing, loosing weight, being short of breath, and chest pain. Every year there are around 1.8 million new cases… Continue reading What happens in lung cancer, exactly?