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What are the two types of small-cell lung cancer?

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There are two main types:

Both include many types of cells that grow and spread in different ways. They are named according to what the cells look like under a microscope.

  • Small-cell carcinoma (oat cell cancer)
  • Combined small-cell carcinoma

From: Small-Cell Lung Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society.

American College of Chest Physicians.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

American College of Chest Physicians.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2017

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