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Lung cancer

There are three main types of cancer that affect the lungs. They are:

Small cell lung cancer

About 20% of lung cancer is small cell lung cancer. It is almost always caused by smoking. It usually presents too late for surgical treatment, and is usually treated with chemotherapy.

Non small cell lung cancer

There are three types of non small cell lung cancer. They are:

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a cancer, generally of the pleura, linked to asbestos exposure.