Navigating Lung Cancer Navigating Lung Cancer - Page 8

NAVIGATING LUNG CANCER Lung Cancer Types There are two types of lung cancer: Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) represents 80% to 90% of all lung cancer cases each year. These lung cancers include: • • • adenocarcinoma, the most common squamous cell carcinoma, about 25% of NSCLC large cell carcinoma, about 10% of NSCLC Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) represents 10% to 20% of all lung cancer cases each year. SCLC tumors tend to grow more quickly than NSCLC tumors. They may initially be more responsive to chemotherapy. 6