Lung Cancer 101

Lung Cancer 101 is your comprehensive guide to understanding how lung cancer develops, how it can be found, and treatment options.

Whether you have recently been diagnosed with lung cancer, someone you care about has been diagnosed, or you are concerned about your risk, we have resources to help you.

The Patient Journey




Diagnosis and Staging

Diagnosis by histology

  • Non-small cell lung cancer: adenocarcinoma, squamous, large cell
  • Small cell lung cancer

Diagnosis by biomarker profile

  • Molecular driver mutations: EGFR, ALK, ROS1, BRAF V600E, other
  • PD-L1 for immunotherapy



Treatment (1st-line, 2nd-line, and beyond)




May repeat diagnostic testing


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