Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Explained

The most common type of lung cancer is non-small cell, making up 80-85% of lung cancer.

This cancer is categorized based on the size of the original tumor and where the cancer has spread to.

Our Chicago lung cancer lawyers created this infographic that briefly explains each of this cancer’s six main stages:

                               Lung Cancer Lawyers

Further Breakdown of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Below, our lung cancer lawyers outline the three most common non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) diagnoses:

  • Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of NSCLC. It most often forms on the outer part of a person’s lungs and tends to spread to the lymph nodes.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma, also known as epidermoid carcinoma, forms in the center of the lungs or in the thin cells that line the main passageways into the lungs, known as the bronchi. Because of its location in the airways, this type of cancer causes symptoms like coughing, chest pain, breathing trouble, and blood in mucus.
  • Large-cell carcinoma is most often found on the outer parts of the lungs, but can also be found anywhere within them. This cancer is characterized by the large size of the cancer cells.

We know that a cancer diagnosis is life-altering and devastating. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer, you may be entitled to significant compensation.

Our lung cancer attorneys look into every claim – even for former smokers – to pinpoint exposure to toxic materials, such as asbestos, so call us for a free case evaluation today. You don’t have to know when or how you were exposed, that’s our job.

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