Types of Lung Cancer

There are two main types of lung cancer:

Small cell lung cancer  accounts for around 12% of all lung cancer cases.  This type of cancer is usually associated with smoking cigarettes and spreads early on so often chemotherapy is prescribed.

Non small cell lung cancer accounts for 87% of lung cancer cases.  There are three main types

  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Large cell carcinoma

Most of these conditions are treated in the same way.