Facts About Lung Cancer

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer is the single leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

What is lung cancer? Cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. These types are diagnosed based on how the cells look under a microscope. (Source: National Cancer Institute. Lung Cancer.)

Read the Get the Facts About Lung Cancer Fact Sheet

What are the causes of lung cancer? Lung cancer in never smokers can be caused by a variety of factors - the majority of which are preventable.  

Other factors include exposure to:

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