There are two main types of lung cancer: non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type, and small cell lung cancer makes up about 20 percent of all lung cancer cases. Lung cancer made up of both types is called mixed small cell/large cell cancer. And, if the cancer started somewhere else in the body and spread to the lungs, it is called metastatic cancer to the lung. Lung cancer is more common in older adults, and cigarette smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. However, lung cancer has occurred in people who have never smoked.
Following are trusted resources for more information about lung cancer.
Alliance for Lung Cancer
American Lung Association
Lung Cancer Online
If you or a loved one is diagnosed with lung cancer, the physicians and staff at Shaw Regional Cancer Center are your best resources for personalized discussions and treatment plans. For a consultation, call us at (970) 569-7429.