Treatment of Small and Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer worldwide, coming after prostate cancer in males and breast cancer in females. Lung cancer is also the most preventable cancer with smoking being the most preventable risk factor. In this article, we will discuss the treatment options of lung cancer as well as way to prevent it.

Types of lung cancer and why they differ:

There are two main types of lung cancer, classified based on their appearance under the microscope and how they behave. They are:

Small cell lung cancer:

Small cell lung cancer is the less common type, with about 15% of all lung cancers being of the small cell type. It is also more aggressive and is more likely to spread with worse outcomes.