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.

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