Over the last decade, the three-year survival rate for lung cancer has increased dramatically. That means more people are living longer after a lung cancer diagnosis.
Evelyn Saunders Webb, a retired cardiology nurse who lives in San Antonio, is part of that progress. But when she was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in 2014, a good outcome wasn’t a given.
Evelyn’s lung cancer is driven by a rare mutation...
Last updated March 18, 2022.
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Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women, and the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Yet, there are still many myths about the disease.
We asked our experts to debunk four of the most common misconceptions about lung cancer.
Myth: Only people who smoke get lung cancer.
Truth: Anyone can get lung cancer.
While it’s true that tobacco use is the leading cause of lung cancer, people...