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Lung cancer is a term used to describe the growth of abnormal cells inside the lung. These rogue cells take over and compromise the ability of the lung to supply oxygen. Although it’s often called “the smoker’s disease”, one in eight patients have never smoked. The Lung Association is committed to defeating lung cancer and supporting those affected by this devastating disease. Here you will find the ‘need to know’ info on lung cancer including symptoms, stages and disease management.

Facts and FAQs

LUNG CANCER IS A CANCER that starts in the lungs. Cancer is a disease in which abnormal or cancerous cells grow out of control, taking over normal cells and organs in the body.



A NUMBER OF RECOMMENDATIONS have been made about preventing lung cancer. Learn more about the best ways to reduce your risk.


Symptoms and diagnosis

DIAGNOSING LUNG CANCER EARLY IS IMPORTANT but it is not necessarily easy. The early beginnings of the disease may not have clearly recognizable symptoms.


Risk and complications

THIS TREATMENT OPTION DEPENDS ON THE SIZE and location of the tumor. During an operation all or part of the tumor as well as a portion of healthy tissue is removed.



THE KIND OF TREATMENT YOU ARE OFFERED for your lung cancer depends on a number of factors. Learn more about the treatment options for lung cancer.


Management and support

DIAGNOSED WITH LUNG CANCER? You are not alone. There are many lung cancer support options and strategies that can help you regain a sense of control.