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?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 32
30s 38
40s 45
50s 77
60s 78
70+ 37


Distribution of females vs. males

55% Females
45% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 10
40-49 years 12
50-59 years 14
60-69 years 10
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 135
Not Diagnosed 21

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