Lung Cancer

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Lung cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the lungs. Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow out of control. To learn more about how cancers start and spread, see What Is Cancer? Normal structure and function of the lungs Your lungs are 2 sponge-like organs in your chest. Your right lung has 3 sections, called lobes.

Lung cancer is cancer that starts in the lungs. The most common type is non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). NSCLC makes up about 80 to 85 percent of all cases. Thirty percent of these cases start in the cells that form the lining of the body’s cavities and surfaces. This type usually forms in the outer part of the lungs (adenocarcinomas).

Learn about the causes and risk factors for lung cancer and what you can do to help lower your risk, such as quitting smoking. Know the signs and symptoms of lung cancer. Find out how lung cancer is tested for, diagnosed, and staged. If you have non-small cell lung learn about the treatment options and possible side effects.

Lung Cancer

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