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What is Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer?

What is Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer?

  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: It is any type of lung cancer other than small cell carcinoma (SCLC). As a class, NSCLCs are relatively insensitive to chemotherapy, compared to small cell carcinoma.

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, or a subtype of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Introduction

Types of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer:

Broader types of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer:

How serious is Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer?

Prognosis of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Like all cancers, lung cancer is most easily and successfully treated if it is caught early. An early-stage cancer is less likely to have grown to a large size or to have spread to other parts of the body (metastasized). Large or metastasized cancers are much more difficult to treat.
Complications of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: see complications of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

What causes Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer?

Causes of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: see causes of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

What are the symptoms of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer?

Symptoms of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: see symptoms of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Complications of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: see complications of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: see treatments for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Research for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: see research for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Name and Aliases of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Main name of condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Other names or spellings for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer:

NSCLC

NSCLC
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Related Conditions

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