Can a Pulmonary Function Test Detect Lung Cancer?

When you have breathing problems or other possible symptoms of lung cancer, your doctor might recommend having a pulmonary function test done. These tests show how well your lungs perform when you breathe in and out. While these tests are done for a number of reasons, pulmonary test for lung cancer is one of them. What Is

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When Should You Get a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)?

A pulmonary function test, commonly referred to as a PFT, is a valuable tool in assessing lung function prior to surgical interventions or other medical procedures. These tests are particularly useful for patients with pre-existing lung or heart conditions, individuals who smoke, or those with other underlying health issues. Here’s what you need to know. What

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Why Do People Snore?

It is not uncommon for people to make noise when they sleep. From slight grumblings to loud snorts, approximately 45 percent of the population snore on a regular basis. And while some people only snore occasionally, others snore nightly, disrupting not only their sleep but their partner’s as well. The thing is, people snore for a

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Pleurocentesis: What Is It?

Pleurocentesis, commonly known as thoracentesis, is a procedure that is used to help remove excess air or fluid from the space between your lungs and the wall of your chest. It is normal to have a small amount of air and fluid in the pleural space, but if the quantity of either of these things

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