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  1. Lung Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about Lung Cancer Prevention.

  2. Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - General Information About Small Cell Lung Cancer

    Small cell lung cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the lung. The lungs are a pair of cone-shaped breathing organs that are found within the chest. The lungs bring oxygen into the body when breathing in and take out carbon dioxide when breathing out. Each lung has sections called lobes. The left lung has two lobes. The right lung,which is slightly ...

  3. Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Stage Information for Small Cell Lung Cancer

    Staging procedures for small cell lung cancer (SCLC) are important in distinguishing patients with disease limited to their thorax from those with distant metastases. Determining the stage of cancer allows an assessment of prognosis and a determination of treatment,particularly when chest radiation therapy or surgical excision is added to chemotherapy for patients with limited-stage disease ...

  4. Lung Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

    This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about lung cancer.

  5. Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - About PDQ

    PDQ IS A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER DATABASE AVAILABLE ON NCI'S WEB SITE. PDQ is the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) comprehensive cancer information database. Most of the information contained in PDQ is available online at NCI's Web site. PDQ is provided as a service of the NCI. The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health,the federal government's focal point for biomedical research. .

  6. Stages of Lung Cancer

    Learn more from WebMD about staging of lung cancer.

  7. Types of Lung Cancer

    Learn more from WebMD about different types of lung cancers, their characteristics and prevalence.

  8. Small-Cell Lung Cancer

    Learn more from WebMD about small-cell lung cancer, including its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment, and where to find support.

  9. Lung Cancer Statistics

    Lung cancer kills more people worldwide than other cancers. WebMD takes a look at lung cancer statistics.

  10. Causes of Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer is responsible for the most cancer deaths in both men and women throughout the world. The American Cancer Society estimates that 173,770 new cases of lung cancer in the U.S. will be diagnosed and 160,440 deaths due to lung cancer will occur in 2004.

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