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.
Lung Cancer Resources
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.
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