Lung cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in both men and women.

The two main types of lung cancer are:

  • small cell lung cancer
  • non-small cell lung cancer.

Smoking is one of the main risk factors for developing lung cancer, but it can also occur in people who don’t smoke.

The Cancer Institute NSW recommends that all people with cancer have their care overseen by a multidisciplinary team (MDT).

In addition, people with lung cancer may need complex treatment and should be seen at a specialist centre.

Use our Canrefer website to find multidisciplinary teams and specialist centres in NSW and ACT.

Being diagnosed with cancer can be stressful and confusing. Having the right information can help you talk to your cancer care team and be more involved in your care.