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The leading cause of cancer death in male and females, lung cancer is a serious condition that develops over many years. It usually begins in the lining of the bronchi (main airways), but can begin in other parts of the lungs as well. This serious condition can spread quickly, but often doesn’t cause symptoms until the tumor begins to grow. Early detection and expert treatment is the best way to survive lung cancer. See how advanced diagnostic technology and cutting-edge treatments at Florida Hospital provide patients the highest level of care available. If surgery is needed, take comfort in knowing Florida Hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best hospitals for lung cancer surgery. Schedule an appointment to see if our advanced treatment options can help you.

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Usually originating in the lining of the bronchi (main airway of the lungs), lung cancer is a serious, life-threatening medical condition. In fact, it is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. The American Cancer Society estimated that more than 226,000 cases of lung cancer would be diagnosed in 2012.

Many times, lung cancer does not cause symptoms until the tumor begins to grow, a later stage of the cancer. Almost all of the diagnosed cases of lung cancer develop in the lining of the lungs, but there are many different kinds of lung cancer. Each of these types of cancer grows differently and must be treated differently.

These are an overview of the two types of lung cancer:

  • Small cell lung cancer – This less common type of lung cancer usually grows rapidly and spreads quickly to other tissue and organs.
  • Non-small cell lung cancer – This more common type of lung cancer accounts for 85 to 90% of cases. The three types of non-small cell lung cancer are named after the cells it originates in: squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinomas.

The adenocarcinoma is the most common type of lung cancer in patients who have never smoked.

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