Lung cancer is a very serious—and sometimes, scary—topic. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both males and females. Each year, about 228,150 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed. Both treatments and prognoses for lung cancer vary depending on the type and stage of cancer.
According to The Chest Foundation, about 14% of all new cancers in the U.S. annually are lung cancer. It’s the second most common cancer in both men and women. While smoking greatly increases your chance of developing lung cancer, 15%–20% of all lung cancer cases in the U.S. are unrelated to smoking. Early detection is particularly key for non-smokers because their symptoms may be mistaken for other respiratory issues.
Click the links below to take a look at the types of lung cancers, some common lung cancer symptoms, how lung cancer is diagnosed, lung cancer treatment options, and more.