Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Small-Cell Lung Cancer Overview
When cells of the lung start to undergo a denerative transformation in appearance and start growing rapidly in an uncontrolled manner, the condition is called lung cancer. Lung cancer can affect any part of the lung. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both women and men in the United States, Canada, and China. Two main types of lung cancer exist: small-cell lung cancer (SCLC, also called oat cell cancer) and non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Small-cell lung cancer accounts for approximately 15% of all cases of lung cancer.Small-cell lung cancer differs from non-small-cell lung cancer in the following ways:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/17/2015
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