Quick Facts on Lung Cancer
Lung cancer begins when abnormal cells cluster together to form a tumor. Cancer cells grow without order and control, and destroy healthy lung tissue around the tumor(s). There are two main types: small cell and non-small cell. Non-small cell lung cancer is more common and makes up about 80% of all lung cancer cases. These types of tumors are known as malignant tumors and are dangerous because they grow uncontrollably and can metastasize, or spread to different parts of a person’s body. There Are Two Main Types of Lung Cancer:
There Are Two Main Types of Lung Cancer:
- Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC): Small cell lung cancer is found in two forms – small cell carcinoma and mixed small/large cell cancer or combined small cell lung cancer.
- Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): Non-small cell lung cancer is more common and makes up about 80% of lung cancer cases. This type of cancer tends to grow slowly and does not often move to other parts of a person’s body. Adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and large cell carcinoma are the three different types of non-small cell lung cancer.
Treat Your Lung Cancer as Soon as Possible
If you know you have lung cancer, it is imperative that you treat it as soon as possible. Once cancer spreads, it may be very hard to treat. Our cancer treatment facility accepts most insurance plans, and offers affordable self-pay rates. To learn more about the types of lung cancers treated at our facility, as well as the types of treatments we use, contact our office.