Lung cancer is caused by abnormal cells that begin to grow out of control and form tumors in the lungs, and sometimes even beyond the lungs. As with most types of cancer, there are different variations that fall under the category of lung cancer.
The two primary types are Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). These types of cancer treated somewhat differently which is why an oncologist will determine the type of lung cancer very early in the treatment process. Read more about the specific types of lung cancer.
The medical oncologist will recommend a treatment plan based on the type, stage and location of the lung cancer. The experienced cancer care team at Cancer Care Centers of Brevard on the Space Coast of Florida is here to help guide every patient through their cancer care journey.