UF Health Lung Cancer Program: About Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is cancer that usually starts in the lining of the bronchi (the main airways of the lungs), but can also begin in other areas of the respiratory system, including the trachea, bronchioles, or alveoli. It is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women.
About 10 to 15 percent of all lung cancers are the small cell type. Learn more about small cell lung cancer.
About 8 to 9 out of 10 cases of all lung cancers are the non-small cell type. Learn more about non-small cell lung cancer.
A cancerous tumor of the mesothelium is called a malignant mesothelioma, but this is often shortened to just mesothelioma. Learn more about mesothelioma.
Mediastinal tumors are growths that form in the area that separates the lungs. Learn more about mediastinal tumors.