What Is Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissue of the lungs. As more of these cells are produced, they can form into a tumor and spread to the surrounding body tissue, lymph nodes, and bloodstream.

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What Is Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States.
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Can Smoking Pot Cause Lung Cancer?

The health risks and benefits of marijuana are hotly debated, and one particular risk—lung cancer—isn't as well-studied as it is for say, cigarettes. Here's what you should know about pot and your respiratory health.
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7 Causes of Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers

Yes, smoking is the main cause of lung cancer, but non-smokers can get it too. Here are a few of the reasons why.
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How Lung Cancer Is Treated

It's a scary diagnosis, but you still have choices.
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The Difference Between Small Cell and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

A lung cancer diagnosis can be confusing. Here are the two major types of lung cancer, and their symptoms and treatments.
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How Long Is Too Long to Have a Cough?

Ask yourself these five questions to help determine when a lingering cough may actually be something to worry about.
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The Stages of Lung Cancer, Explained

A patient’s prognosis depends a lot on how big their tumor is and how far it’s spread.
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What Is Lung Cancer’s Survival Rate?

Lung cancer has a reputation as an always-fatal disease, but prognosis depends on the type of tumor and when it’s diagnosed.
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Yes, There's Such a Thing as Third-Hand Smoke. Here's What You Need to Know

In this book excerpt, the author of "An Empowering Guide to Lung Cancer: Six Steps to Taking Charge of Your Care and Your Life" explains a little-known health risk of tobacco.
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More Lung Cancer

My Doctor Misdiagnosed Me With Seasonal Allergies—but I Actually Had Lung Cancer That Spread to My Brain

At first, Gina Hollenbeck was told that her chronic cough was due to seasonal allergies, then a second doctor chalked it up to gastric reflux. It was a chest X-ray she insisted on paying for out of pocket that led to her terminal cancer diagnosis.
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Dad Announces He's Ready to Be Taken Off Life Support After Daughter Marries Fiancé at Hospital

"It was the most beautiful, bittersweet moment of my life," Shelby Schweikhart-Conville said