Small Cell Carcinoma-1

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Small Cell Carcinoma By John Jacobs
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Introduction Lung cancer is a malignant tumor of the lungs. There are many types of lung cancer, but most can be categorized into two basic types, "small cell" and “non-small cell.” Small cell lung cancer is generally faster growing than non-small cell, but more likely to respond to chemotherapy.
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Definition Small cell cancer is divided into " limited stage " (generally cancer confined to the chest) and " extensive stage " (cancer that has spread outside the chest). Lung cancer begins in cells that line the airways and often invade adjacent tissues or spread elsewhere in the body before symptoms are noticed.
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Small Cell Carcinoma
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Lung Cancer from Smoking
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Statistics About 20% of all lung cancer cases are small cell lung cancer, meaning about 30,000 patients each year are diagnosed with this disease At the time of diagnosis, approximately 30% of patients with small cell carcinoma will have tumor confined to the hemithorax of origin, the mediastinum, or the supraclavicular lymph nodes. These patients are designated as having limited stage disease, and most 2- year disease-free survivors come from this group.
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Statistics In limited stage disease, median survival of 16 to 24 months with current forms of treatment can reasonably be expected. A small proportion of patients with limited stage disease may benefit from surgery with or without
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