Lung Cancer: Causes, Signs & Treatments


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1. Drew was having problems when speaking and after extensive testing was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer. This cancer is of the _____ type.

2. What differentiates small cell lung cancer from non-small cell lung cancer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to test your understanding of different forms of lung cancer. You will be quizzed on terms used to describe the various types and sub-types of this cancer.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The most common form of lung cancer
  • Where the most common form of squamous cell carcinoma is found
  • Three major sub-types of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Another term for lung cancer
  • Lung cancer type of glandular origin
  • What would be suspected if a malignant tumor is found in one of the main airways of the lung

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the types of lung cancer
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about lung cancer of glandular origin
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the most common form of lung cancer in the U.S.

Additional Learning

To learn more about this disease, review the accompanying lesson called Lung Cancer: Causes, Signs & Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the most common type of lung cancer
  • Identify the different types and causes of this form of lung cancer
  • Discuss Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Provide details about how these cells look under microscopic examination
  • Note other types of cancer of the airway
  • Relate how lung cancer is diagnosed and treated