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Thoracic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK with 120 people are diagnosed with lung cancer each day. Lung cancer can be found in your lungs, as well as your mouth, nose and breathing pipe (trachea). Lung cancer can be a term which includes cancers initially found in the lung and surrounding area (primary) and cancers from other parts of the body which have spread to the lungs (secondary). Lung cancer in this article refers primary lung cancers. Primary lung cancers can be divided into two types: small-cell lung cancer and non-small-cell lung cancer. These cancers originate from different cells and have different rates of growth and so are treated differently. Lung cancer mainly affects older people with 4 in 10 cases diagnosed in those over 75 years. Those who smoke are at a greater risk of developing lung cancer but there are cases where people who don’t smoke also develop lung cancer.
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