Lung Cancer

Definition of lung cancer: Cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells merced cancer society foundation - lung cancerlining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. These types are diagnosed based on how the cells look under a microscope. 

Estimated new cases and deaths from lung cancer (non-small cell and small cell combined) in the United States in 2014:

  • New cases: 224,210
  • Deaths: 159,260