Adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that forms in mucus-secreting glands throughout the body. It can occur in many different places in the body, and is most prevalent in the following cancer types: Lung cancer: Non-small cell lung cancer accounts for 80 percent of lung cancers, and adenocarcinoma is the most common type.
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer. Squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma are all subtypes of NSCLC. If you have NSCLC or are close to someone who does, knowing what to expect can help you cope.
Types of non-small cell lung cancer. There are 2 main types of lung cancer: About 80% to 85% of lung cancers are non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) About 10% to 15% are small cell lung cancer (SCLC) These types of lung cancer are treated very differently. This information covers only non-small cell lung cancer.
A subtype of large cell carcinoma, known as large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma, is a fast-growing cancer that is very similar to small cell lung cancer. Other subtypes: A few other subtypes of NSCLC, such as adenosquamous carcinoma and sarcomatoid carcinoma, are much less common.