Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK. About 47,000 people are diagnosed with it each year. The lungs are the parts of the body that we use to breathe.

There are two main types of primary lung cancer. These are:

  1. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
  2. Small cell lung cancer (SCLC).

Another type of cancer that affects the lining that covers the lungs (the pleura). This is called Mesothelioma. The condition affects more than 2,600 people each year in the UK.