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There are two basic types of lung cancer. Small cell lung cancer (previously known as oat cell lung cancer) comprises of about 20% of all cases of lung cancer. All other lung cancer types are collectively called non-small cell lung cancer. Non-small cell lung cancer consists of a heterogeneous group of lung cancer with mainly three sub types: adeno carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and large cell carcinoma. Even though the non-small cell comprises of different cell types, they usually show a similar behavior and are mostly treated in a similar way. Following is a break up of sub-types of non-small cell lung cancer. Adenocarcinoma (40% of all lung cancers), squamous cell type (30% of all lung cancers), large cell type (10% of all lung cancers).

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What's new in lung cancer treatment
  • Lung cancer blog
  • Daily updated lung cancer news
  • FDA approves Tarceva for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (Nov 19, 2004)
  • FDA approves Alimta for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer
  • Alimta (Pemetrexed) is as good as docetaxel but with less side effects

    Information on lung cancer
  • Introduction to lung cancer
  • Epidemiology of lung cancer
  • Risk factors for lung cancer
  • Screening and prevention of lung cancer
  • Symptoms and signs of lung cancer
  • Symptoms and signs due to metastatic lung cancer
  • Staging of lung cancer
  • Prognostic factors in lung cancer
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    Selected reading
  • 100 Questions & Answers About Lung Cancer  (by Karen Parles, Joan H. Schiller )
  • Lung Cancer: Making Sense of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Options  (by Lorraine Johnston)
  • Living with Lung Cancer: A Guide for Patients and Their Families  (by Barbara G. Cox, David T. Md Eloise Md)
  • Lung Cancer: Myths, Facts, Choices and Hope  (by Claudia I., Ph.D. Henschke, Peggy McCarthy)
  • Lung Cancer: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment  (by Walter J. Scott M.D. )
  • The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Small Cell Lung Cancer   (by James N., Md. Parker)
  • The Lung Cancer Manual  (by The Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy Support and Education)
  • The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer   (by Icon Health Publications)
  • 21st Century Complete Medical Guide to Lung Cancer   (by PM Medical Health News )
  • New Hope: Avoiding Lung Cancer   (by Noel L. Griese )
  • With Every Breath: A Lung Cancer Guidebook   (by Tina St. John, M.D.)
  • Pocket Guide to Lung Cancer   (by Marilyn Haas, PhD, APN-C.)
  • What Is Cancer Anyway?: Explaining Cancer to Children of All Ages   (By Karen L. Carney)
  • What You Really Need to Know About Cancer   (by Rob Buckman, Robert, Dr. Buckman, Robert Bast, Martin Nichols)

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