Lung cancer includes two main types:  Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Small Cell Lung Cancer. All of these are diseases in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the lung. There are several types of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, and smoking is the major risk factor for all types. Signs of non-small cell lung cancer include a cough that doesn’t go away and shortness of breath. There are two types of Small Lung Cancer: small cell carcinoma and combined small cell carcinoma. Signs of small lung cancer include coughing, shortness of breath, and chest pain.

Who treats lung cancer?

Thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, pulmonologists, and radiation oncologists

Treatment options:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Endoscopic stent placement

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Source: National Cancer Institute

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