Lung cancer starts in your lungs and can spread to other parts of your body. There are more than 20 kinds of lung cancer.
Lung cancer is responsible for the most cancer-related deaths for both men and women throughout the world.
With lung cancer, one of your first questions probably is if you might be cured. That is, what are your odds of survival?
Some other conditions can have similar warning signs to lung cancer. It’s important to find out what’s going on.
Lung cancers are broadly classified into two types: small cell lung cancers (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC).
Most people who have lung cancer have NSCLC. Although it's serious, treatment can sometimes stop it from getting worse.
Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), sometimes called small-cell carcinoma, causes about 10%-15% of all lung cancer.
A solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) is a single abnormality in the lung that is smaller than 3 cm in diameter.
Bronchial adenoma starts in the mucous glands and ducts of the lung airways or windpipe, and in the salivary glands.
Only 1% to 2% of lung cancers are carcinoid tumors. They usually grow slowly. They are a type of neuroendocrine tumor.
Pancoast tumors are a rare type of lung cancer. They grow in the top part of the lungs.