Definition of lung cancer: Cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. These types are diagnosed based on how the cells look under a microscope.
Estimated new cases and deaths from lung cancer (non-small cell and small cell combined) in the United States in 2013:
New cases: 228,190
See the online booklet What You Need To Know About™ Lung Cancer to learn about lung cancer types, staging, treatment, and questions to ask the doctor.
This National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet is for you—someone who has just been diagnosed with lung cancer.
This booklet is about medical care for people with lung cancer. Learning about medical care for lung cancer can help you take an active part in making choices about your care.
You can read this booklet from front to back. Or, you can read only the sections you need right now.
This booklet has lists of questions that you may want to ask your doctor. Many people find it helpful to take a…….