This page provides helpful information about lung cancer from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This includes:
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.
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.
Covers treatment options, follow-up care, and sources of support for someone recently diagnosed with lung cancer.
This booklet is designed to support cessation at any stage of a quitter’s journey.
Includes both Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Small Cell Lung Cancer
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