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What is the difference between Lung cancer and Bronchitis?

Asked by Demi , Last updated: Sep 16, 2020

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H. Jones

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H. Jones, Web Content Writer, San Antonio,

Answered Aug 06, 2020

Lung cancer is an uncontrolled overgrowth of the lung tissue. Malignancy can occur in any portion of the lung tissue. Quite often, it comes as the result of smoking tobacco or narcotics or inhaling toxic fumes at work, which have been associated with lung cancer.

Some of the symptoms of lung cancer include weight loss, anorexia, chronic or persistent cough, the incidence of blood in sputum, chest pain or discomfort, and breathlessness. Chronic bronchitis is exacerbated by smoking and may never be cured even if using an aggressive form of treatment, while with acute bronchitis, improvement can be seen within 10-15 days.

Bronchitis is typically treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, expectorants, and cough suppressants. Also, if you want to get well from having bronchitis, you have to cease smoking cigarettes. A high white blood cell count characterizes bronchitis.

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Bergeront Tiffney

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Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery

Answered Aug 04, 2020

Some people feel that that they will not know if there is any difference between lung cancer and bronchitis because they may seem the same. Bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchial tubes. As long as the right treatment will be followed, it will be easy for people to recover from it.

There are some medications and certain restrictions that should be followed. It will be different for people who have lung cancer mainly because this is a condition that may progress to the point that it may not be curable anymore. Lung cancer is a form of cancer that is considered to be deadly. The cough that is associated with lung cancer does not go away.

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C. Adlai, Software Developer, B.E (Bachelor of Engineering), California, USA

Answered Jul 31, 2020

Lung cancer and Bronchitis are two diseases that affect the lungs. Lung cancer is one of the top cancers in the world. This is caused to changes in the air, making it polluted and because of smoking. Lung cancer occurs due to a not normal growth that happens in the lung tissue. A person with lung cancer will have a number of symptoms, including weight loss, spitting up blood, a common cough, and having hard breathing. Bronchitis has similar types of symptoms, but instead of being a growth, it is inflammation that affects the airways. Those that smoke are more likely to get bronchitis.
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