Conditions InDepth: Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the lungs.
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- Non-small cell lung cancer—This type generally grows and spreads more slowly. Non-small cell lung cancer accounts for the majority of the lung cancer cases that are diagnosed each year in the United States. The most common types of non-small cell lung cancer are squamous cell cancer and adenocarcinoma.
- Small cell lung cancer—This type generally grows more quickly. It is more likely to spread to other parts of the body.
- First- or second-hand cigarette smoke
- Pipe or cigar smoking, chewing tobacco
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