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What are large-cell carcinomas?

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Large-cell carcinomas are a group of cancers with large cells that tend to start along the lungs’ outer edges. They're rarer than adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, making up 10%-15% of lung cancers. This type of tumor can grow faster and often spreads to nearby lymph nodes and distant parts of the body.

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National Cancer Institute. 

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WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “Section 12 VIII Lung Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

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National Cancer Institute. 

National Institutes of Health. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “Section 12 VIII Lung Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

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