Non-small cell lung cancer accounts for over 80% of all lung cancers. There are subtypes of NSCLC, which start from different types of lung cells but are grouped because their prognoses and treatment are similar.
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment in Tampa Bay
What to Know about Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
NCLC subtypes include:
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Large cell (undifferentiated) carcinoma
Types of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers
This starts in the cells that secrete mucus and occurs mostly in people who smoke or used to smoke, although it is also commonly found in people who don’t smoke. It occurs more often in women than men and affects younger people more than other types of lung cancer. Adenocarcinoma can often be detected in the outer parts of the lung before it has spread.
A type of adenocarcinoma called adenocarcinoma in situ tends to have a better prognosis than other types of lung cancer.
Squamous cell carcinoma:
This starts in squamous cells that line the inside of the land and are often attributed to smoking. They are typically found in the central part of the lungs, near the bronchus.
Large cell (undifferentiated) carcinoma:
Can occur anywhere in the lung. It can grow and spread quickly, making it harder to treat. An additional subtype of large cell carcinoma called large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma grows fast and is similar to small cell lung cancer.
Other subtypes of non-small cell lung cancers:
Adenosquamous carcinoma and sarcomatoid carcinoma are other subtypes that are much less common.
Radiation Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in the Tampa Bay Area
Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology offers several of the most advanced treatment options available to lung cancer patients in Tampa, Florida, including Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, Image Guided Radiation Therapy, and CyberKnife Radiosurgery. If you or a loved one has received a lung cancer diagnosis, the lung cancer specialists at Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology will deliver a superior level of care.
The goal of the physicians and staff at Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology is to provide lung cancer patients with precise and effective treatment to attack tumors while preserving as much normal tissue as possible.
Contact Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology today for more information about lung cancer screening, our lung cancer specialists, and your lung cancer treatment options. Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology has multiple Florida facilities located in the Tampa Bay area in Tampa and Brandon.