Diagnosis - Respiratory Disorders

Lung cancer

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death, responsible for 1.3 million deaths worldwide each year.  Symptoms of lung cancer include shortness of breath, coughing up blood and weight loss.  The most significant risk factor for developing lung cancer by far is smoking, which accounts for almost 90 percent of cases.  The risk of developing lung cancer is therefore dramatically reduced by abstinence from smoking.  Other risk factors for developing lung cancer include exposure to asbestos or radon gas, particular genetic factors and passive smoking.  Depending on the type of lung cancer, treatment may involve surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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Lupus erythematosus

The Lupus erythematosus disease is an autoimmune illness of the connective tissue. This means that your body's immune system attacks itself. Lupus erythematosus causes fever, painful joints, fluid in lung spaces with pain, kidney infections, cardiac problems, and neurological problems amongst a few. Where ever you have connective tissue you have the potential to have inflammation. When having lupus erythematosus a common symptom is the butterfly rash which is a red patch found on the face.

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Hospitals

  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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