What You Need to Know
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women, accounting for more deaths than prostate cancer, breast cancer and colorectal cancer combined.
Lung cancer has three classifications: non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Cigarette smoking is the most common risk factor for lung cancer, accounting for about 90 percent of cases.
You might already know that cigarette smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, but many other factors can also play a role.
Screening for lung cancer can be lifesaving. While screening procedures are still being evaluated, they hold great promise of stopping disease progression.
Lung cancer is diagnosed using imaging tools and various diagnostic procedures, including biopsies and scoping.
Types of Lung Cancer
The most common types of lung cancer occur in the lungs, but some types of lung cancer also occur in other parts of the body.
Stages of Lung Cancer
When lung cancer is diagnosed, it is staged according to a classification system that indicates where it started, if it is spread and where it has spread.
Treatment and prognosis for lung cancer can vary according the stage of the disease.
Lung cancer survivors may experience side effects including anxiety, depression, radiation damage to the lungs, long-term neuropathy and hearing loss.