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Small Cell Lung Cancer

Small Cell Lung Cancer: Introduction

Small Cell Lung Cancer: Small cell lung carcinoma is distinctive from other kinds of lung cancer (metastases are already present at the time of discovery) and accounts for approximately 110,000 ... more about Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Small Cell Lung Cancer: Small cell lung cancer is a cancer of the small cells which make up some of the lung tissue. It tends to be a more aggressive cancer than large cell lung cancer and can metastasize to other parts of the body. This type of cancer nearly always occurs in a people with a history of smoking. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Small Cell Lung Cancer is available below.

Symptoms of Small Cell Lung Cancer

Treatments for Small Cell Lung Cancer

  • Cessation of smoking
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery is only useful in cases where the cancer is localized in a small portion of the lung
  • Treatment regimes vary depending on factors such as the location and stage of the lung cancer. Treatment options include chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • more treatments...»

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Small Cell Lung Cancer: Complications

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  • Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death in men and the second most common in women (after breast cancer)
  • Metastasis
  • Death
  • Side effects of treatment
  • more complications...»

Causes of Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Small Cell Lung Cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Hospitals & Clinics: Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Small Cell Lung Cancer: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Small Cell Lung Cancer

Prognosis for Small Cell Lung Cancer: Small cell lung cancer is very aggressive with only about 5% of patients surviving 5 years after diagnosis.

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Article Excerpts about Small Cell Lung Cancer

Small cell lung carcinoma is distinctive from other kinds of lung cancer (metastases are already present at the time of discovery) and accounts for approximately 110,000 cancer diagnoses annually. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Definitions of Small Cell Lung Cancer:

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Small Cell Lung Cancer as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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