Medicine & USMLE

Lung Cancer Overview

Lung Cancer
  1. Lung Cancer Overview
  2. Small Cell Carcinoma
  3. Adenocarcinoma
  4. Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  5. Large Cell Carcinoma
  6. Bronchial Carcinoid Tumor

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death in the US. Broadly, lung cancers can mostly be categorized as small cell lung cancer (SCLC) or non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Lung cancer has a number of risk factors, including smoking, family history, radon (radiation exposure), and asbestos. Metastases from lung cancer typically go to several locations: the liver, bone, adrenal glands, and brain.

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