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.

How do members experience lung cancer?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with lung cancer*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for lung cancer*

*Data from patients with lung cancer, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with lung cancer*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
adenocarcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) (1) lung cancer (1)
Treatment

(Alimta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
adenocarcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) (1) lung cancer (1)
Treatment

(Taxol)
Perceived effectiveness
for adenocarcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
hair loss
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
adenocarcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) (1)

*Data from patients with lung cancer, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has lung cancer on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 85
30s 202
40s 325
50s 1,118
60s 2,858
70+ 3,458

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2,453
Female 5,780