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What are adenocarcinomas of the lung?

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Adenocarcinomas are the most common type of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the U.S. and comprise up to 40% of lung cancer cases. While adenocarcinomas are associated with smoking like other lung cancers, this type is also seen in nonsmokers -- especially women -- who develop lung cancer. Most adenocarcinomas arise in the outer, or peripheral, areas of the lungs. They also have a tendency to spread to the lymph nodes and beyond.

From: Types of Lung Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society.

"Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine-Second Edition," edited by Marianne J. Legato, MD, Academic Press, 2010. 

Lung Cancer Types from MedicineNet.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 01, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

"Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine-Second Edition," edited by Marianne J. Legato, MD, Academic Press, 2010. 

Lung Cancer Types from MedicineNet.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 01, 2018

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