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What are the different types of lung cancer?

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Doctors have found more than 20 types of cancerous tumors that start in the lungs These are usually lung cancer; the major types are small-cell lung cancer and non-small-cell lung cancer. The more common non-small kind is usually some form of squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, or large-cell carcinoma.

From: What Is Lung Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

FDA Office of Women's Health: "Lung Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer."

JAMA: "JAMA Patient Page: Lung Cancer."

NIHSeniorHealth: "Lung Cancer."

 

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

SOURCES: 

FDA Office of Women's Health: "Lung Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer."

JAMA: "JAMA Patient Page: Lung Cancer."

NIHSeniorHealth: "Lung Cancer."

 

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

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