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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Stage IIIA NSCLC Treatment

    Patients with stage IIIA NSCLC are a heterogenous group. Patients may have metastases to ipsilateral mediastinal nodes,potentially resectable T3 tumors invading chest wall,or mediastinal involvement with metastases to peribronchial or hilar lymph nodes (N1). Presentations of disease range from resectable tumors with microscopic metastases to lymph nodes to unresectable,bulky disease ...

  7. Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - 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 lung cancer screening. 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 AND UPDATES This summary ...

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

    Malignant non-small cell epithelial tumors of the lung are classified by the World Health Organization (WHO)/International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). There are three main subtypes of NSCLC,including the following: Squamous cell carcinoma (25% of lung cancers). Adenocarcinoma (40% of lung cancers). Large cell carcinoma (10% of lung cancers). There are numerous ...

  9. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000062956-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.Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

  10. Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Stages of Small Cell Lung Cancer

    After small cell lung cancer has been diagnosed,tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the chest or to other parts of the body. The process used to find out if cancer has spread within the chest or to other parts of the body is called staging. The information gathered from the staging process determines the stage of the disease. It is important to know the stage in ...

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