Definition of Lung cancer

1. Noun. Carcinoma of the lungs; one of the commonest forms of cancer.

Generic synonyms: Carcinoma

Definition of Lung cancer

1. Noun. cancer of the lung(s). ¹

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Medical Definition of Lung cancer

1. A cancerous growth in lung tissue. Lung cancer may be metastatic from another source (colon) or may be primary (tumour is of lung cell origin). Classification is based on the type of cell the lung cancer originates from (adenocarcinoma, alveolar cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, large cell and small cell carcinomas). (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lung Cancer

lung: gallium imaging
lung abscess
lung bud
lung buster
lung cancer (current term)
lung compliance
lung fever
lung fields
lung fluke disease
lung foreign body
lung perfusion agents
lung power
lung segmental anatomy
lung sick
lung transplantation
lung unit
lung ventilation agents
lung volume measurements
lung window

Literary usage of Lung cancer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Although overall age-adjusted rates of mortality from lung cancer in the United ... Cohort analyses revealed that the rates of lung cancer peaked among men ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Evidence for other parts of Europe also shows an association between lung cancer and air pollution (26). Winkelstein et cd. (14) collected data on 21 areas ..."

3. Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People: A Report of the Surgeon General by M. Joycelyn Elders (1997)
"The relevant epidemiologic data and mathematical analyses are most abundant for lung cancer. Both epidemiologic and experimental evidence suggest that the ..."

4. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"Women now have an incidence of lung cancer nearly identical to that of men 30 ... The rising lung cancer death rate for women is expected to peak around ..."

5. Racial/Ethnic Patterns of Cancer in the United States, 1988-1992edited by Barry A. Miller edited by Barry A. Miller (1997)
"Among men, age-adjusted lung cancer incidence rates (per 100000) range from a ... Passive smoking also contributes to the development of lung cancer among ..."

6. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"Three large clinical trials published by the National Cancer Institute Cooperative Early lung cancer Detection Program have examined the efficacy of dual ..."

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