This gallery contains photographs, illustrations and x-rays of various forms of lung cancers. Cigarette smoking is responsible for most cases of lung cancer.
See what a undamaged lungs and alveoli look like in this illustration. The lungs are the organs responsible for respiration, or breathing, and are located in the chest cavity. The alveoli are small sacs within the lungs where oxygen is exchanged.
This is what bronchial cancer looks like in a chest x-ray.
In this x-ray, you can see lung cancer in the right lung of the patient.
This illustration represents large cell carcinoma, which is any lung tumor that cannot be classified.
This is an illustration of small cell carcinoma, also called oat cell carcinoma, which can create its own hormones that alter body chemistry.
Here, you'll see a drawing of squamous cell carcinoma. It commonly starts in the bronchi and may not spread as rapidly as other lung cancers.
This chest X-ray shows adenocarcinoma of the lung.
This illustration shows how adenocarcinoma develops on the outer boundaries of the lungs.