Lung Cancer

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What is Lung Cancer?

For both men and women, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States.   Lung cancer can be broken down into two main types – small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer.

What Kind of Doctor Treats Lung Cancer?

Pulmonologists diagnose and treat lung cancer. They focus on lung diseases as well as the respiratory system as a whole. Once diagnosed, your team will include specialties such as surgical, medical and radiation oncologists.

Lung Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention

One of the largest risk factors for lung cancer is smoking but that is not the only cause. Other causes of lung cancer can include second-hand smoke, air pollution and family history.

Read on to learn more about other risk factors and prevention tips for lung cancer.

Signs and Symptoms of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is grouped into two types: small cell and non-small cell lung cancer. These variations need to be treated differently. If you are experiencing shortness of breath, coughing or chest pain, consider scheduling an appointment to see a doctor as soon as possible.

Learn more about the signs, types and symptoms of lung cancer.

How is Lung Cancer Diagnosed?

Testing for lung cancer includes a screening test, usually a CT or CAT scan. These tests can help determine if lung cancer is present. Your pulmonologist can discuss testing in more depth to determine the type and stage of your lung cancer.

Learn more about screening tests and diagnosis for lung cancer.

Lung Cancer Treatment

Your pulmonologist will work with you and our experienced team of experts to determine the best treatment. Depending on the stage of your lung cancer, treatment options can include radiation, chemotherapy, therapy and surgery.

Learn more about how to treat lung cancer here.