Lung Cancer

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What is Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. There are two types: small cell lung cancer (SCLC) or non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). SCLC grows more quickly than NSCLC. NSCLC has three types: adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and large cell carcinoma.

What is it like to have Lung Cancer?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Nothing reported yet
Beclomethasone-formoterol inhaler, Albuterol
Nothing reported yet
Nothing reported yet
Tramadol, Capsaicin topical, Gabapentin
Nothing reported yet
Alphagan P, Lorazepam, Diazepam

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


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Who has Lung Cancer on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 265 patients have this condition
  • 8 new patients joined this month
  • 216 say Lung Cancer is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 26
30s 26
40s 34
50s 57
60s 56
70+ 20


Distribution of females vs. males

53% Females
47% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 11
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 8
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 99
Not Diagnosed 20

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