About Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is categorized into three different types; non-small cell lung
cancer, small cell lung cancer, and lung carcinoid tumor.
Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common diagnosis, accounting for
85% of lung cancer diagnoses. Small cell lung cancer occurs in 10% - 15%
of diagnoses, and lung carcinoid tumors account for approximately 5% of
lung cancer cases.
Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells within the lung begin to grow at
an uncontrolled rate, eventually forming a tumor.
Lung Cancer Symptoms
The most common symptoms associated with lung cancer include:
- A consistent or worsening cough
- Coughing up blood or discolored sputum
- Chest pain that increases during coughing, deep breathing, or laughing
- Unexplained loss of appetite or weight loss
- Trouble breathing
- Weakness or fatigue
- Frequent respiratory infections
- New instances of wheezing
To learn more about the three different types of lung cancer, speak with
your healthcare provider or
Lung Cancer Screening
While some lung cancers can be found early, most cases of lung cancer are
found due to associated symptoms.
If you meet the eligibility requirements, participation in our Low Dose
Lung CT Screening Program may be right for you.
Learn more about this program here.
Lung Cancer Treatment
Lung cancer is often treated using multiple types of coordinated treatments,
- Radiation Therapy
- Targeted Therapies
- Drug Treatments
Your Lung Cancer Treatment Team
Understanding your diagnosis and treatment options is the first step in
fighting lung cancer. At Frederick Regional Health System, we’re
committed to providing you with a cancer treatment experience that is
focused on you.
Learn more about your treatment team:
Center for Chest Disease
Oncology Care Consultants