Health Information

Overview

  • Anatomy of the Respiratory System

    The respiratory system includes the nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, and lungs.

  • Smoking and Respiratory Diseases

    Diseases caused by smoking kill more than 480,000 people in the U.S. each year. Here's a look at the risks linked to smoking, as well as information to help you quit.

  • Lung Cancer: Statistics

    Because no two people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to one person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They do not take into account a person's own risk factors, such as family history, behaviors, or cancer screenings.

  • Lung Cancer: Symptoms

    Lung cancer often does not cause symptoms in its early stages. In fact, many lung cancers do not cause symptoms until they have already spread.

  • AIDS-Related Malignancies

    People who have AIDS are much more likely to get certain types of cancer than people without the disease.

  • Carcinoid Tumor

    Carcinoid tumor is a rare type of tumor that grows slowly.