Lung tumors are tumors that grow in the lungs. Some of the tumors are cancer. Some tumors are benign, or non-cancerous. There are many types of lung cancer. Some types are common and some are rare. Lung tumors can be cancer that has spread to the lungs coming from a different part of the body. Some lung tumors are:
- Bronchial leiomyoma, a rare, benign tumor
- Lung cancer, the term commonly used to refer to carcinoma of the lung
- Pulmonary carcinoid tumor
- Pleuropulmonary blastoma
- Neuroendocrine tumors of the lung
- Lymphomas of the lung.
- Sarcomas of the lung.
- Mediastinal tumors
- Pleural tumors
- Cancer in the lungs from other places in the body (metastasis or secondary tumors/neoplasms)
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