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Lung Cancer Basics

Lung cancer is a complicated disease.  We have tried to make it easier to understand the basics about lung cancer.  Read on for information on how lung cancer is diagnosed, the different types of lung cancer and the various stages of the disease. 


A quick overview of the lungs and cancer.

Types of Lung Cancer

Learning the different types of lung cancer can help you better understand your diagnosis or that of a loved one.


When lung cancer symptoms occur, they vary depending on the type of lung cancer and location and size of the tumor. Talk to your doctor if you experience any symptoms of lung cancer.


Tests are needed to fully diagnose lung cancer, determine the type and the stage. 

Other Information

You may need other information when you or a loved one is diagnosed. Click here for Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Team, a glossary of terms, more online information and informaiton about statistics.