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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is treated in our Thoracic Oncology Program (TOP) within the Upstate Cancer Center.

For more information or answers to your questions about our Cancer Care, please call 315 464-HOPE (4673) to speak with an Upstate Cancer Center representative.

Library resources related to lung cancer.

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There are three main types of lung cancer. Knowing which type you have is important because it affects your treatment options and your outlook (prognosis). If you aren’t sure which type of lung cancer you have, ask your doctor so you can get the right information.
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    This is the most common type of lung cancer. About 85% of lung cancers are non-small cell lung cancers. Squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma are all subtypes of non-small cell lung cancer. See the American Cancer Society's Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Guide for detailed information.
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
    Small cell lung cancer is also called oat cell cancer. About 10%-15% of lung cancers are small cell lung cancers. This type of lung cancer tends to spread quickly. See the American Cancer Society's Small Cell Lung Cancer Guide for detailed information.
  • Lung Carcinoid Tumor
    Fewer than 5% of lung cancers are lung carcinoid tumors. They are also sometimes called lung neuroendocrine tumors. Most of these tumors grow slowly and rarely spread. See the American Cancer Society's Lung Carcinoid Tumor Guide for detailed information.
Lists cancer drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for lung cancer.
Information on Lung Cancer from the Mayo Clinic.
A digital booklet about medical care for people with lung cancer. (Options to print booklet or download to an e-reader)
Online tool to assess risk of lung cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk.