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What is small-cell lung cancer (SCLC)?

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SCLC comprises about 10%-15% of lung cancers. This type of lung cancer is the most aggressive and rapidly growing of all the types. SCLC is strongly related to cigarette smoking. SCLCs metastasize rapidly to many sites within the body and are most often discovered after they have spread extensively.

From: Types of Lung Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society.

"Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine-Second Edition," edited by Marianne J. Legato, MD, Academic Press, 2010. 

Lung Cancer Types from MedicineNet.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 01, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

"Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine-Second Edition," edited by Marianne J. Legato, MD, Academic Press, 2010. 

Lung Cancer Types from MedicineNet.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 01, 2018

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