Lung Cancer

This cancer forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. There two main types of lung cancer: small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. These types are diagnosed based on how the cells look under a microscope.

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Symptoms:

  • Chest discomfort or pain
  • A cough that doesn’t go away or gets worse over time
  • Trouble breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Blood in sputum (mucus coughed up from the lungs)
  • Hoarseness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss for no known reason
  • Feeling very tired
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Swelling in the face and/or veins in the neck

Treatment:

Different treatments are available for patients with non-small cell lung cancer, including clinical trials of new treatments for patients with cancer.

Small Cell Lung Cancer

Symptoms:

  • Chest discomfort or pain
  • A cough that doesn’t go away or gets worse over time
  • Trouble breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Blood in sputum (mucus coughed up from the lungs)
  • Hoarseness
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss for no known reason
  • Feeling very tired
  • Swelling in the face and/or veins in the neck

Treatment:

Different treatments are available for patients with small cell lung cancer, including clinical trials on new treatments for patients with cancer.

For More Information: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/lung