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Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

In the United States, 80 to 85 percent of lung cancers are non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). NSCLC and small cell lung cancer (SCLC) differ in how the cells look under a microscope, their origin, how quickly they spread to other parts of the body, and how they are treated.

Small Cell Lung Cancer

Small cell lung cancer is a form of lung cancer that typically grows faster than non-small cell lung cancer and spreads to the lymph nodes and other organs more quickly. It is seen mostly in people who currently or formerly smoked (about 98 percent of cases are attributed to smoking).

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Finding Cancer Support After a Lung Cancer Diagnosis

On World Lung Cancer Day, Yasmine Yaiche discusses her uncle's cancer journey, and talks about how the Cancer Support Community helped her family. 

The Importance of Psychosocial Care for Cancer Survivors

Because of improving prevention, detection, and treatment, cancer survivors are a growing population. In 2016, there were more than 15.5 million cancer survivors living in the U.S. Here at CSC, we know that survivors face unique, ongoing challenges that many people do not understand. 

How Words Heal: A Q&A with Susan Gubar

In the book Reading & Writing Cancer, Susan Gubar discusses how writing and reading can be therapeutic explorations of one’s cancer journey. The book gives techniques for writing about a personal cancer experience, and it provides various examples of authors’ published pieces about cancer to be examined. In this blog post we sat down with Susan to talk about her book and how words can help right some of cancer's wrongs. You can hear more from Susan Gubar on this the Cancer Support Community's online radio show, Frankly Speaking About Cancer.