Lung Cancer

Who gets lung cancer?

What is it?

Lung cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the lung. Malignant means that it can spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body. When cancer starts in lung cells, it is called primary lung cancer.



A number of tests may be required in order to accurately diagnose and stage lung cancer.

These include:


Staging Lung Cancer


Stage I

Lung Stage I  

Stage II

Lung Stage II  

Stage III

Lung Stage III  

Stage IV

Lung Stage IV  

Lung Lymph Nodes

Lung Lymph Nodes  

Treatment Options

Clinical Trials

  • A number of lung cancer clinical trials are currently available.
  • If you are eligible, you may be interested in participating.


Lung Cancer Surgery Information

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Last Updated March 26, 2015 | © 2007, LHSC, London Ontario Canada