When it comes to percentages, non-small cell lung cancer makes up over 80% of lung cancer diagnoses in the United States alone – his form of lung cancer does not spread as quickly as small cell lung cancer.
While smoking is the most common cause of lung cancer, there are other factors that are much more likely to contribute to non-small cell lung cancer – there are three main types of non-small cell lung cancer:
- squamous cell carcinoma
- large cell carcinoma
Treatment options, symptoms and prognosis vary widely, based on a number of attributes and factors – the current stage of the non-small cell lung cancer goes a long way to helping a medical professional give you the most accurate information.