November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month November 08, 2018 10:31
A cancer that begins in the lungs and most often occurs in people who smoke.
More than 200,000 US cases per year
Treatable by a medical professional
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging often required
Two major types of lung cancer are non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. Causes of lung cancer include smoking, secondhand smoke, exposure to certain toxins, and family history.
Symptoms include cough (often with blood), chest pain, wheezing, and weight loss. These symptoms often don't appear until the cancer is advanced.
Treatments may include surgery alone, but also might include chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of these.