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  1. Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

    Get more information on small cell lung cancer treatment. How to contact the National Cancer Institute (NCI) via phone (1-800-4-Cancer), online, or mail. Plus, details on how to search the NCI web site, and how to order NCI publications.

  2. Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about Lung Cancer Screening.

  3. Lung Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - General Information About Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the lung. The lungs are a pair of cone-shaped breathing organs in the chest. The lungs bring oxygen into the body as you breathe in. They release carbon dioxide,a waste product of the body's cells,as you breathe out. Each lung has sections called lobes. The left lung has two lobes. The right lung is slightly ...

  4. Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000258019-nci-header

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http://cancer.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Lung Cancer Screening

  5. Lung Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - Lung Cancer Prevention

    The lungs are part of the respiratory system. Their function is to supply oxygen to the blood while removing carbon dioxide. Lung cancer may spread to the lymph nodes or other tissues in the chest (including the other lung). In many cases,lung cancer may also spread to other organs of the body,such as the bones,brain,or liver. Significance of lung cancer Lung cancer is the leading cause ...

  6. Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Cellular Classification of Small Cell Lung Cancer

    Review of pathologic material by an experienced lung cancer pathologist is important prior to initiating treatment of any patient with small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The current classification of subtypes of SCLC is:[ 1 ] Small cell carcinoma. Combined small cell carcinoma (i.e.,SCLC combined with neoplastic squamous and/or glandular components). SCLC arising from neuroendocrine cells forms ...

  7. Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000062945-nci-header

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http://cancer.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

  8. Lung Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - Questions or Comments About This Summary

    If you have questions or comments about this summary,please send them to Cancer.gov through the Web site’s Contact Form. We can respond only to email messages written in English. ...

  9. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - About This PDQ Summary

    PURPOSE OF THIS SUMMARY This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive,peer-reviewed,evidence-based information about the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. It does not provide formal guidelines or recommendations for making health care decisions. REVIEWERS ...

  10. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - General Information About Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

    NSCLC is any type of epithelial lung cancer other than small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The most common types of NSCLC are squamous cell carcinoma,large cell carcinoma,and adenocarcinoma,but there are several other types that occur less frequently,and all types can occur in unusual histologic variants. Although NSCLCs are associated with cigarette smoke,adenocarcinomas may be found in ...

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