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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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This 30-Year-Old Personal Trainer Has Stage 4 Lung Cancer. You Wouldn't Know It by Looking at Her

For months, Vicky Veness was misdiagnosed with asthma. Her viral Facebook photo shows you don't always look sick when you have a life-threatening illness.