Similar But Not The Same, Here’s How To Distinguish Lung Cancer Symptoms and TB

June 28, 2018Uncategorized Standard

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Similar But Not The Same, Here’s How To Distinguish Lung Cancer Symptoms and TB

Lung cancer and tuberculosis alias TB have very similar symptoms. Because of that, the public was often confused and difficult to distinguish the symptoms of these two diseases. Similar thing is also recognized by the lung specialist RS Mitra Keluarga Bekasi Hospital, Dr. Anthony D. Tulak, SpP, FCCP. According to Dr. Anthony, sometimes it is rather difficult to distinguish the symptoms of lung cancer and tuberculosis. Therefore, it takes a special examination that is a thorax or chest x-ray is often called
Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish this lung cancer or TB, so it needs another examination. For example, thorax photo, later after a new photograph seen there was a big lump that was discovered this lung cancer, “” said Dr. Anthony.
Nearly similar symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, and severe cough that sometimes even bleed. Another characteristic of lung cancer is weight loss that goes down for no apparent reason. How to differentiate lung cancer and tuberculosis can usually be seen from the patient’s age. Read also: Understanding Radon Exposure Link to Lung Cancer Risk According to Dr. Anthony, TB can generally strike all ages, from children to adults. While lung cancer usually attacks those who are aged 40 years and over, both men and women
So if there is a cough of blood for example at a young age, which is about 20 or 25 years, yes that do not think lung cancer first. It’s different if the coughing of blood occurs at the age of 45 years, it is the possibility of lung cancer especially if the person smokers, “” added Dr. Anthony.Jika you have symptoms such as shortness of breath and other symptoms as mentioned above, then it’s good immediately consult a doctor lung specialist. Although it may be in terms of age you are young and not necessarily lung cancer, but it could be your possibility of other diseases such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, bronchitis, or asthma
From the complaints that the doctor will choose whether this is bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia or cancer, so it can be done further examination, “Dr Anthony message. Also read: Steps to Prevent Lung Cancer
(ajg / up)