Dr. Henschke explains if lung cancer symptoms differ in men and women.
It’s becoming more recognized that women’s heart disease, that women have different symptoms often, and they are harder for physicians to understand than men. We have learned a lot about heart disease in men, but not so much in women.
Lung cancer is a little different because lung cancer, the symptoms are present at so late a stage that it’s more or less the same. They may cough up blood, they may lose weight, they may have nerve pain, and that is similar for men and women.
About Dr. Henschke, M.D., Ph.D.:
Dr. Claudia Ingrid Henschke, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., is an Attending Radiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Professor of Radiology in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical School. She is a clinical expert in percutaneous fine needle lung biopsies and thoracic radiology and board certified in Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Henschke received her master’s degree from Southern Methodist University, her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, and medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine.