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Conditions We Treat: Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common type of lung cancer. It accounts for 75 percent of cases. Non-small cell lung cancer includes squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, large cell carcinoma and undifferentiated carcinomas.

Our doctors have decades of experience treating non-small cell lung cancer with advanced, effective cancer treatments, groundbreaking research and innovative clinical trials.

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: What You Need to Know

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  • Smoking is the main cause of non-small cell lung cancer.
  • Symptoms of non-small cell lung cancer include chest pain, chronic cough, coughing up blood, fatigue and problems breathing.
  • Treatment depends on the stage of the lung cancer. If the cancer hasn’t spread beyond the lung, doctors use surgery to remove the cancerous tissue in the lung.
  • We may recommend surgery in combination with chemotherapy, targeted cancer therapy, immunotherapy and radiation therapy.

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Why choose Johns Hopkins for Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer?


Our Physicians

Your lung cancer team includes multiple specialists all with advanced training in their sub-specialty, including medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons, radiologists and interventional pulmonologists. Our doctors work together to diagnose and design individualized treatment plans for patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

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Our Research

We are leaders in lung cancer research, offering lung cancer patients access to the latest clinical trials. Our doctors and researchers are involved in research for new and advanced lung cancer.

Learn more about our research and clinical trials.


Our Treatments

We offer a variety of treatment options for managing non-small cell lung cancer including surgerychemotherapytargeted cancer therapiesinterventional pulmonology and radiation therapy.

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Our Locations

  • Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Campus - (410)-955-LUNG (5864)
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  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital - (410)-955-LUNG (5864)
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  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington D.C. - (202)-660-6500
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