Lung cancer

Haidy L. Lee, MD

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States.

The two main types of lung cancer are non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. The types are based on the way the cells look under a microscope. Non-small cell lung cancer is much more common than small cell lung cancer.

Although smoking is the main cause of lung cancer, lung cancer risk is also increased by exposure to secondhand smoke; environmental exposures, such as radon; workplace toxins (e.g., asbestos, arsenic); and air pollution.

Take a look at the information here to understand your particular cancer and review the important information about diagnosis, staging, and treatment. Then, when you're ready, click the button to make an appointment with one of our physicians.

WVCI has a team of experts ready to talk to you about your type of cancer and all your treatment options. We know it's important for you get good information and choose a treatment that's best for you. We're here to answer your questions and help you every step of the way.

For additional reading, information about side effects of treatments and more, visit the National Cancer Institute.

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