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Lung Cancer Information for Patients – Non-Small Cell and Small Cell Lung Cancer

This page provides helpful information about lung cancer from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This includes:

  • Patient Education Publications available in PDF and most in Kindle and EPub format
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Information about lung cancer and links to related lung cancer treatment topics.


Overview of Lung Cancer

The lungs are a pair of cone-shaped breathing organs inside the chest. The lungs bring oxygen into the body when breathing in and send carbon dioxide out of the body when breathing out.

The two main types of lung cancer are non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. The types are based on the way the cells look under a microscope. Non-small cell lung cancer is much more common than small cell lung cancer.


Information and E-Book Publications from the National Cancer Institute (NCI)

NCI's popular patient education publications are available in a variety of formats. Download the What You Need To Know About™ Lung Cancer or Clearing the Air: Quit Smoking Today booklet to your e-book device, smartphone, or tablet for handy reference, or open it as a PDF directly in the browser. 



What You Need To Know About™ Lung Cancer

Covers treatment options, follow-up care, and sources of support for someone recently diagnosed with lung cancer.


Clearing the Air: Quit Smoking Today

This booklet is designed to support cessation at any stage of a quitter’s journey.


Diagnosis and Treatment Information on Lung Cancer from the National Cancer Institute

Includes both Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Small Cell Lung Cancer


Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Information for Patients

Diagnosis and Treatment Information 


Small Cell Lung Cancer Information for Patients

Diagnosis and Treatment Information 


For more Lung Cancer information from the NCI about treatments, approved drugs, and clinical trials, click or touch Learn More:

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How to download and view eBooks:

Kindle:

  • Open via the browser on your Kindle.
  • Or, select "Kindle." Then, use a USB cable to transfer the file to your Kindle.

Smartphone or tablet:

  • Via an ePubs app, select "Other eReaders" to download and view.
  • Via a Kindle app, select "Kindle" to download and view.
  • If you don't have an app, select "PDF."

Desktop or laptop computer:

  • Free software is available to read eBooks on your computer. Adobe Digital Editions is one option for ePub and Calibre is one for Kindle.

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