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.
For more 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.