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Types and Staging of Lung Cancer

Knowing the type of lung cancer is important in determining both treatment and prognosis. Non small cell lung cancer is the most common accounting for almost 80% of cancers. Small cell cancer, at 20% is a rapidly growing, rapidly spreading tumor caused primarily by smoking. Other rare forms of cancer, as well as cancer that spreads from other regions of the body are found in the lungs.
  1. Diagnostic Lung Cancer Tests (3)
  2. Lung Cancer Metastases (7)
  3. Lung Cancer Stages (14)
  4. Small Cell Lung Cancer (8)
  5. Types of Lung Cancer (15)

Lung Cancer Types
There are several lung cancer types. Understanding lung cancer types, whether non-small cell, small cell, or other types, can help your health care team choose the best treatment for you.

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers
Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common form of lung cancer accounting for 80% of all lung cancers. Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, but non-small cell adenocarcinoma is the most common lung cancer found in non-smokers and women.

Small Cell Lung Cancer
Small cell lung cancer accounts for 20% of lung cancers. What are the symptoms, treatments, and prognosis for small cell lung cancer?

Staging Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Treatment and survival with non small-cell lung cancer are strongly determined by the stage of cancer at diagnosis. Though the classification system can be confusing, there are essentially four stages.

Small Cell Lung Cancer Staging
Small cell lung cancer staging is important in order to determine the best treatment options for your particular cancer. Staging can also help your doctor understand your prognosis so she can discuss this with you. What are the stages of small cell lung cancer?

Stage 4 (Metastatic) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
What is stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer, what are the symptoms, and how is it treated? What can I expect if I have stage 4 lung cancer, and what is my prognosis?

Stage 3 Lung Cancer Overview
What is stage 3 lung cancer, what are the symptoms, and how is it treated? What can I expect if I have stage 3 lung cancer, and what is my prognosis or life expectancy?

Stage 2 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
What is stage 2 non-small cell lung cancer, what are the symptoms, and how is it treated? What can I expect if stage 2 lung cancer recurs, and what is my prognosis?

Stage 1 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Stage 1 non-small cell lung cancer is the earliest stage at which most lung cancers are diagnosed, and has the best prognosis. What are the symptoms and treatment options for stage 1 lung cancer?

Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer
What is extensive stage small cell lung cancer, what are the symptoms, and what is the treatment? What can I expect if I have extensive stage small cell lung cancer, and what is the prognosis?

Limited Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer
What is limited stage small cell lung cancer, what are the symptoms, and how is it treated? What can I expect if I have limited stage small cell lung cancer and what is my prognosis?

Lung Adenocarcinoma
Lung adenocarcinoma is a form of non-small cell lung cancer. What are the symptoms, treatments, and prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma?

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lungs
Squamous cell carcinoma of the lungs accounts for 30% of lung cancers. What are the symptoms, treatments, and prognosis for squamous cell carcinoma of the lungs?

BAC - What type of lung cancer is BAC?
BAC (Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma) is an uncommon form of lung cancer. What are the symptoms of BAC? How is BAC different than other forms of lung cancer? How is BAC treated?

What Is a Bronchoscopy?
A bronchoscopy is often done to evaluate symptoms such as a chronic cough, or coughing up blood. How is bronchoscopy used for diagnosis and treatment and what are possible complications?

What Is a Pancoast Tumor?
A pancoast tumors is a lung cancer that has a unique set of symptoms. What is a pancoast tumors,what are the symptoms, how are they diagnosed, how are they treated, and what is the prognosis?

Stage 0 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
What is stage 0 lung cancer, what are the symptoms, and what is the treatment? What can I expect if I have stage 0 lung cancer, and what is my prognosis?

Stage 3B Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
What is stage 3B lung cancer, what are the symptoms, and how is it treated? What can I expect, and what is my prognosis if I have stage 3B lung cancer?

Stage 3A Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
What is stage 3A lung cancer, and what are the symptoms and treatment options? What can I expect if I am diagnosed with stage 3A lung cancer?

What Is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer involving the lungs. What is mesothelioma, what causes it, and how is mesothelioma treated?

Solitary Pulmonary Nodules - What Are Solitary Pulmonary Nodules?
What are solitary pulmonary nodules? What are the chances that a solitary pulmonary nodule is cancer, and what will my doctor recommend to find out? What are other causes of solitary pulmonary nodules?

Metastatic Cancer to the Lungs
Cancer in the lungs can be related to a primary lung cancer, or due to the spread of cancer from other regions of the body, such as the breast, colon, prostate or bladder.

Where Does Lung Cancer Spread
Many people with lung cancer are all too aware that lung cancer can spread. Nearly 40% of those diagnosed with lung cancer already have metastases(lung cancer spread) to other parts of the body. How and where does lung cancer spread?

Stage 4 Lung Cancer Diagnosis - Coping With Stage 4 Lung Cancer Diagnosis
A stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis turns life upside down. What has helped you and what has been most challenging in facing stage 4 lung cancer? ...

Stage 3 Lung Cancer Diagnosis - Coping With Stage 3 Lung Cancer Diagnosis
A stage 3 lung cancer diagnosis turns life upside down. What has helped you and what has been most challenging in facing stage 3 lung cancer? How are you coping with your stage 3 lung cancer diagnosis?

Lung Cancer Lymph Nodes – Lung Cancer Spread to Lymph Nodes
Lung Cancer Lymph Nodes – Lung Cancer Spread to Lymph Nodes

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