Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women in the United States and the leading cause of all cancer deaths. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer.1

What is Lung Cancer?

  • Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cancerous cells originating in the lungs.1
  • In 2017, about 222,500 Americans are estimated to be diagnosed with lung cancer, and approximately 155,900 are projected to die from the disease.1,2
  • It is estimated that approximately 60 percent of lung cancer diagnoses are made when the disease is in the advanced stages.3