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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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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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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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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The Lung Cancer Symptoms You Need to Know, Even If You've Never Smoked

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of women. Three survivors with no history of smoking share the signs that led to a diagnosis they never expected.
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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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Jury Awards Woman with Terminal Cancer $12M in Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson and Colgate

The jury determined that the companies knew about the asbestos and failed to warn consumers.