Living with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer

Living With Lung Cancer

Adenocarcinoma lung cancer is a type of non-small cell lung cancer and originates in the outer region of the lung in cells that secrete mucuses for the lungs. About 40% of lung cancer cases are adenocarcinoma. It is easier to spot and not as fast-growing as other lung cancers. It is also less likely to spread to other organs in the body. A common cause of adenocarcinoma is smoking; however, it is also the most common type of cancer that may be found in non-smokers. Adenocarcinoma is more common to occur in younger people than other forms of lung cancer.

Survival rates of adenocarcinoma depend on the stage of the cancer. It is commonly treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Here is some more general information on non-small cell lung cancer.

For more information on adenocarcinoma lung cancer, read the American Cancer Society’s detailed guide.

If you have been affected by adenocarcinoma lung cancer, take some time to read others’ experiences. Share your own experiences, ask, or answer questions here.

Most Active Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer WhatNexters

See All
  1. LiveWithCancer's Avatar
  2. CAS1's Avatar
    • Burlington, IL
    • 48,321 Goodwill help
  3. cards7up's Avatar
  4. cheryncp's Avatar

Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer Questions

See All

  1. 2 days ago
    LiveWithCancer's Avatar

    What a Surprise

    The State of Texas has been considering a bill called Cancer Research and Prevention in Texas (C... Read More

    2 Answers - Answer -
  2. 2 days ago
    LiveWithCancer's Avatar

    I got to talk to researchers today

    My medical clinic had me come in today to speak to some of the animal researchers in honor of to... Read More

    8 Answers - Answer -
  3. 4 days ago
    LiveWithCancer's Avatar

    Po18Guy and BoiseB

    Hi Greg, Have you heard from either Po18Guy or Boise B? I haven't seen anything from them rec... Read More

    4 Answers - Answer -

Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer Guides