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Definition of lung cancer: Cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. These types are diagnosed based on how the cells look under a microscope.

Estimated new cases and deaths from lung cancer (non-small cell and small cell combined) in the United States in 2008:

New cases: 215,020
Deaths: 161,840

See the online booklet What You Need To Know About™ Lung Cancer to learn about lung cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and questions to ask the doctor.
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