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In this video, radiation oncologist S. Jack Wei, MD, discusses lung cancer risk factors, screening methods, treatment and more.

Other lung cancer types

Lung carcinoid tumors

Carcinoid tumors of the lung account for fewer than 5% of lung tumors. Most are slow-growing tumors that are called typical carcinoid tumors. They are generally cured by surgery. Some typical carcinoid tumors can spread, but they usually have a better prognosis than small cell or non-small cell lung cancer. Less common are atypical carcinoid tumors. The outlook for these tumors is somewhere in between typical carcinoids and small cell lung cancer. More about lung carcinoid tumors >>

Other lung tumors

Other types of lung tumors such as adenoid cystic carcinomas, hamartomas, lymphomas, and sarcomas, are rare and are treated differently from the more common lung cancers.

Cancers that spread to the lungs

Cancers that start in other organs (such as the breast, pancreas, kidney, or skin) can sometimes spread (metastasize) to the lungs, but these are not lung cancers. For example, cancer that starts in the breast and spreads to the lungs is still breast cancer, not lung cancer. Treatment for metastatic cancer to the lungs is based on where it started (the primary cancer site).

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