NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Lung Cancer Screening, Version 1.2017
Types of lung cancer
Lung cancer has two main types called
ancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer.
The most common type of lung cancer is NSCLC. It
accounts for 85 out of 100 of all lung cancers that are
diagnosed. NSCLC can be broken down even further
into sub-types. The sub-types are found by looking at
the cancer cells under a microscope. This is known
as histology. The sub-types listed from the most
common to least common are:
Adenocarcinoma is a type of NSCLC that starts
in the cells that line the alveoli in the lungs.
Squamous cell carcinoma starts in the cells that
are flat and thin in the airways of the lungs.
Large cell starts in large cells that can grow
anywhere in the lungs.
The lungs are a pair of organs in the chest that
are vital to life.
Lung cancer causes more deaths than any
other cancer in both men and women.
Lung cancer has two main types called NSCLC
and small cell lung cancer.
Why get screened?
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