Non-Small Cell Carcinomas

  • Annikka Weissferdt
  • Cesar A. Moran


Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in the USA in comparison to other types of malignancies. In 2007, it was estimated that more than 203,000 people in the USA were diagnosed with lung carcinoma, including approximately 109,000 men and 93,000 women. On the other hand, in general terms, approximately 158,000 people died due to this malignancy at a similar rate between men and women—about 88,000 men and 70,000 women. Interestingly, when one compares different ethnic groups, one may observe that black men have the highest incidence of lung cancer followed by white men; however, the contrary occurs for women, in which white women appear to be more commonly affected than black women. Despite the alarming numbers, lung cancer has decreased by about 1.8 % among white men and 2.7 % among black men from previous years (1996–2006).


Squamous Cell Carcinoma Signet Ring Cell Large Cell Carcinoma Adenosquamous Carcinoma Sarcomatoid Carcinoma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Annikka Weissferdt
    • 1
  • Cesar A. Moran
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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