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Experts in the Lung Nodule Clinic follow evidence-based guidelines to evaluate and monitor patients who have had small nodules found on their CT scans or chest X-rays.
Lung cancer: What is it?
Lung cancer starts in the lungs. It is a tumor of abnormal cells that reproduce rapidly and do not grow into normal lung tissue. A lung cancer tumor can grow in one or both lungs.
There are two main types of lung cancer.
Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer that involves the lining of the lung. Although mesothelioma occurs in the chest, it is not considered a form of lung cancer.
Lung cancer facts
Get more lung cancer facts from our health encyclopedia.
This support group provides an environment for individuals affected by lung cancer (patients, family, caregivers, etc.) to share ideas, concerns, hopes and fears.
Source: American Cancer Society, All About Lung Cancer – Non-small Cell, All About Lung Cancer – Small Cell; National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology™; Lung Program at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute - Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Reviewed by: Katie Schwarzkopf, manager, Lung Program at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute - Abbott Northwestern Hospital
First Published: 09/30/2009
Last Reviewed: 09/01/2011