What is it?

Malignant Neoplasm of thorax, or thoracic cancer, refers to any malignancy in the organs, glands or structures of the chest. It may include malignancies in the lung, esophagus, trachea, and even thymus and pleural cancer. Risk factors include genetic predispositions, exposure to certain substances, smoking, family history of chest cancers and obesity.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Thoracic Cancer
- Cancer of the chest wall
- Primary malignant neoplasm of chest wall
- Primary squamous cell carcinoma of chest wall
- Adenocarcinoma of Chestwall

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms of malignant neoplasm of the thorax may vary depending on the specific cancer and its location. Some patients may be asymptomatic and others may present symptoms such as persistent cough, chest pain, bloody cough, fatigue, heartburn, vomiting, hoarseness, shortness of breath, unintentional weight loss, loss of appetite and weakness.


Diagnosis of malignant Neoplasm of thorax usually begins with medical history and physical examination. Imaging tests may be performed as well, and a biopsy will usually give the final diagnosis.


Treatment for malignant neoplasm of head, face and neck usually includes surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy., targeted therapy, immunotherapy or a combination of treatments.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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