National Cancer Institute: Gold Standard Employer since 2008
Lung cancer includes two main types: non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. Smoking causes most lung cancers, but nonsmokers can also develop lung cancer. Explore the links on this page to learn more about lung cancer treatment, prevention, screening, statistics, research, clinical trials, and more.
- Lung Cancer Prevention
- Lung Cancer Screening
- Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment
- Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment
- Childhood Pleuropulmonary Blastoma Treatment
- Childhood Tracheobronchial Tumors Treatment
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention: Gold Standard Employer since 2011
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most diagnosed cancer in both men and women in the United States. After increasing for decades, lung cancer rates are decreasing nationally, as fewer people smoke cigarettes.
Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. Lung cancer also can be caused by using other types of tobacco (such as pipes or cigars), breathing secondhand smoke, being exposed to substances such as asbestos or radon at home or work, and having a family history of lung cancer.
- Basic Information
- Featured Resources: State and Local Communities | Tips for Living with Lung Cancer | Take Charge of your Health
American Cancer Society: Gold Standard Employer since 2006
There are different types of lung cancer. Knowing which type you have is important because it affects your treatment options and your outlook (prognosis). If you aren’t sure which type of lung cancer you have, ask your doctor so you can get the right information.