Second most common cancer in both men and women
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The American Cancer Society tells us that lung cancer accounts for more deaths than any other cancer in both men and women – 220,000 Americans a year. Of those, one in 13 are men. Most, though not all, cases of Lung Cancer are caused by smoking.
Men’s Health & Wellness supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on lung cancer screening. Early recognition of lung cancer, as with all cancers, is key to effective treatment.
THERE ARE THREE MAIN TYPES OF LUNG CANCER
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
This is the most common type of lung cancer. About 85% of lung cancers are non-small cell lung cancers. Squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma are all subtypes of non-small cell lung cancer.
Small Cell Lung Cancer
Small cell lung cancer is also called oat cell cancer. About 10%-15% of lung cancers are small cell lung cancers. This type of lung cancer tends to spread quickly.
Lung Carcinoid Tumor
Fewer than 5% of lung cancers are lung carcinoid tumors. Also called lung neuroendocrine tumors, most of these grow slowly and rarely spread.