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Lung Cancer

There are two types of lung cancer:

  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) is the most common and accounts for 85% of all lung cancers. It has three sub-types: squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma and large cell carcinoma.
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) tends to be more aggressive and accounts for 10-15% of the remaining lung cancers.

Learn more about lung cancer from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center staff and patient services are centered around treating the whole person – during and after treatment. You can expect the right treatment faster from a team of specialists, all working together to provide a unified care plan with the best treatment options available.

Kris Sargent, RN, OCN

Your Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator

Kris Sargent, RN, OCN is the nurse navigator for lung cancer patients and families. Find out how she can help you.

Lung Cancer Resources

Treatment Options

When you are ready to begin treatment, you'll receive the latest, most effective cancer technologies that Hall-Perrine physicians use to help fight each patient's unique battle with cancer. Learn more about treatment options.

Genetics & Cancer

Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer along with other factors such as radon, pollution and asbestos. Brothers, sisters and children of those who have had lung cancer may have a slightly higher risk of lung cancer themselves due to genetic factors, as well as shared household exposures (such as second-hand smoke or radon). Knowing your cancer risk factors, including genetics, can make an astounding difference in your future health.

Not all cancers are hereditary, but we encourage you to learn more about genetics if cancer runs in your family.

Information & Videos

Lung Cancer Patients'
Courageous Stories

Jodie Bennett

Jodie was dealing with a nasty cough. As a nurse and mother of two, it was slowing her down.

Follow Jodie's Story

Are You at Risk?

Test your knowledge on lung cancer. Take a minute to take the Lung Cancer Quiz.