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Lung Cancer - MedlinePlus Genetics

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Last Updated: 15 June 2022

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Lung cancer

"Lung cancer does not cause signs or symptoms in its early stages. " Most people who experience lung cancer have a long history of smoking; however, people who have never smoked can be affected by the condition. Based on the size of the affected cells when seen under a microscope, lung cancer is generally divided into two types, small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. Small cell lung cancer continues to grow quickly, and in more than half of cases, the disease has spread outside of the lung by the time the condition is identified. Most people with small cell lung cancer have lived for about a year after diagnosis; less than 80% survive five years. Non-small cell lung cancer tumors can be divided into three main subtypes: adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and large cell lung carcinomas.

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