November 14, 2022 / Molina Healthcare
You’ve heard of lung cancer. But what is it exactly? It’s the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the lungs. They invade nearby tissue and form tumors. Lung cancer can start anywhere in the lungs. It can negatively impact any part of your respiratory system.
What are the main types of lung cancer?
There are two main types:
NSCLC is the most common type. But SCLC can grow quicker. It’s also more likely to spread than NSCLC.
Can anyone get lung cancer? Yes. Anyone can get lung cancer. All you need are lungs. While most lung cancer is caused by smoking, not all are. You can get lung cancer if you have been exposed to harmful substances. While some lung cancers can’t be prevented, you can lower your risk by quitting smoking if you smoke. Talk to your doctor if you are ready to quit smoking.
Getting a lung cancer screening can help your chances of recovery and survival if it’s caught early.
Talk to your doctor if you have questions about a lung cancer screening. They can also answer other questions you might have about lung cancer.
You can also read more about lung cancer, early detection, treatment and more online.
Remember, awareness leads to prevention.