Lung Cancer

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What is Lung Cancer?

Lung cancers are generally divided into two main categories: small cell lung cancers (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). The type of cancer is determined by looking at the specific type of cancer cells that are present.

What is it like to have Lung Cancer?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

What do patients take to treat Lung Cancer and its symptoms?

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Who has Lung Cancer on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 305patients have this condition
  • 19new patients joined this month
  • 253say Lung Cancer is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 26
30s 36
40s 38
50s 64
60s 62
70+ 28


Distribution of females vs. males

54% Females
46% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 11
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 8
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 110
Not Diagnosed 20

These charts show data from Lung Cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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