Today is World Lung Cancer Day!
World Lung Cancer Day is a day to celebrate, commemorate and support the people affected by lung cancer.
There are three main types of lung cancer, each with unique prognosticators.
1) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer:
This is the most common type of lung cancer. About 85% of lung cancers are non-small cell lung cancers. Squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma are all subtypes of non-small cell lung cancer.
2) Small Cell Lung Cancer:
Small cell lung cancer is also called oat cell cancer. About 10%-15% of lung cancers are small cell lung cancers. This type of lung cancer tends to spread quickly.
3) Lung Carcinoid Tumor:
Fewer than 5% of lung cancers are lung carcinoid tumors. They are also sometimes called lung neuroendocrine tumors. Most of these tumors grow slowly and rarely spread.