Lung cancer

Information and support for people affected by lung cancer. There are two main types - small cell and non-small cell.

Lung cancer explained

Lung cancer explained

Lung cancer explained

Clinical oncologist Paula Wells explains lung cancer.

About our cancer information videos

Clinical oncologist Paula Wells explains lung cancer.

About our cancer information videos

General information What is cancer?

Cancer is a disease of our cells. Sometimes cells go wrong and become abnormal. These cancer cells keep dividing to make more and more abnormal cells.

General information Cancer and cell types

Cancers are grouped into types. Different types of cancer can behave and respond to treatments in different ways.

General information How is cancer treated?

There are five main types of cancer treatment. You may receive one treatment or a combination of treatments, depending on your cancer type.

Lung cancer The lungs

When we breathe the lungs take oxygen into the bloodstream and remove carbon dioxide.

Lung cancer Types of lung cancer

The main types of primary lung cancer are small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. They are treated differently.

General information Why do cancers come back?

Sometimes, cancer cells are left behind after cancer treatment. Over time, these cells can form a new tumour and the cancer comes back.