Lung Cancer

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Last Updated: 01 May 2022
lung cancer, stage ib "lung cancer, stage ib", by Terese Winslow (Illustrator). Two-panel drawing of stage IB lung cancer; the panel on the left shows a tumor (larger than 3 cm but not larger than 4 cm) in the right lung. Also shown are the pleura and...

Lung cancer is a disease in which specific cells in the lungs come to be abnormal and multiply uncontrollably to develop a tumor. Lung cancer is generally separated into two types, small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer, based on the size of the affected cells when checked out under a microscopic lense. After diagnosis, most individuals with small cell lung cancer survive for about 1 year; less than seven percent make it through 5 years. Non-small cell lung cancer is split into three primary subtypes: adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and large cell lung carcinoma. Cancer that infects the lungs from another place in the body is referred to as secondary lung cancer. The type of lung cancer you have determines which treatments are suggested. Lung cancer primarily impacts older people. Greater than 4 out of 10 people detected with lung cancer in the UK are aged 75 and older. Although people that have never ever smoked can develop lung cancer, cigarette smoking is one of the most common cause. It's rare in people more youthful than 40, and the rates of lung cancer increase dramatically with age.

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