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1. Introduction to Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma

  1. Alison Leary
  1. Alison Leary

Published Online: 3 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702857.ch1

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

How to Cite

Leary, A. (2012) Introduction to Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma, in Lung Cancer (ed A. Leary), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702857.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 10 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180757

Online ISBN: 9781118702857



  • Cancer services;
  • Carcinoid tumours;
  • Epidemiology;
  • Lung cancer;
  • Lung cancer incidence and ethnicity, smoking, social deprivation;
  • Malignant pleural mesothelioma;
  • Mesothelioma;
  • Multidisciplinary team (MDT);
  • Non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLC);
  • Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology and Causes of Lung Cancer

  • Overview of the Types of Lung Cancer

  • Delivering Cancer Services and the Multidisciplinary Team

  • Meeting Information Needs

  • Summary

  • References