Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the leading cause of death from cancer for both men and women in Canada.
Lung cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in one or both of the lungs. Although sometimes abnormal growth in the cells can result in benign tumours, abnormal lung cell growth or development can also result in a malignant, or cancerous, tumour. The type of lung cancer will differ based on the type of cell in which the cancer develops. Lung cancers are thus divided into non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancers (SCLC) .
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and we’d like to share the inspiring story of one of our patient survivors, Kim. Read her story