Lung Cancer: An Overview
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In lung cancer, the cells of the lung grow in an uncontrolled manner.
From scientific studies of people who were exposed to asbestos in factories and shipyards, we know that breathing high levels of asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis.
There are two main types of lung cancer: small-cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer.
Small-cell lung cancer grows and spreads more rapidly than non-small-cell lung cancer. Small-cell lung cancer also responds well to chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
The progress of lung cancer is divided into stages. The stage refers to the extent to which a cancer has spread in the body. Staging is important for determining treatment options because lung cancer therapies are geared toward specific stages.
Non-small-cell lung cancer has the following stages in order of severity:
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