Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell: Medical Illustrations

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 08/2017

ON THIS PAGE: You will find a basic drawing of the main body parts affected by this disease. Use the menu to see other pages.

The lungs are located under the ribs, and above the liver, the adrenal gland, and the kidneys. The lungs are made up of 2 lobes, a right lobe and left lobe. A hollow tube, the trachea, carries air to the lungs, branching throughout both lobes. Lymph nodes, tiny, bean-shaped organs, are located in the lungs, the center of the chest, and elsewhere in the body. Copyright 2004 American Society of Clinical Oncology. Robert Morreale/Visual Explanations, LLC.

For medical illustrations showing the different stages of NSCLC, please visit the Stages section.

The next section in this guide is Risk Factors and Prevention. It explains what factors may increase the chance of developing this disease. You may use the menu to choose a different section to read in this guide.