While smoking remains the most common cause of lung cancer, you can develop the disease if you smoked very little or never smoked at all. Genetics are becoming an important key to treating these cancers.
Smoking puts you at greater risk for developing non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This is the most common type of lung cancer. Early diagnosis is key.
Lung cancer is a broad term for different types of cancers that begin in the lungs.
Stopping smoking makes cancer treatments more effective, lessens treatment complications, and decreases the chances of cancer returning.
Throat cancer can affect either the pharynx or larynx, and there are a variety of different types, based on where the cancer is found.
Dyspnea is a medical term that describes shortness of breath, and a feeling of starving for oxygen. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
Smoking tobacco is the leading risk factor for small cell lung cancer, responsible for 98 percent of all cases.
Neoplasms or tumors can be cancerous or non-cancerous and can grow in any part of the body.
Doctors only diagnose cancer after ruling out other possible causes for symptoms and performing tests to check and double-check the diagnosis. Learn more about these tests.
Whether for screenings, diagnosis, or treatment for yourself or someone you care about, Yale Cancer Center offers multidisciplinary care.