Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell: Medical Illustrations

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 12/2022

ON THIS PAGE: You will find a basic drawing of the main body parts affected by non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Use the menu to see other pages.

The lungs are located in the chest under the ribs. A hollow tube carries air to the lungs, branching throughout both the right and left lung. Lymph nodes, small, bean-shaped organs, are located in the lungs and the center of the chest, as well as elsewhere in the body. Other body parts commonly affected by lung cancer include the liver, the adrenal gland, the kidneys, bones, and the brain.

The next section in this guide is Risk Factors and PreventionIt describes the factors that may increase the chance of developing NSCLC. Use the menu to choose a different section to read in this guide.