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Types of lung cancer


There are different types of lung cancer. The two most common are Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)


Small cell lung cancer is also known as oat-cell lung cancer. At diagnosis it can be:

  • Limited, where the cancer affects only one lung. lymph nodes may also be affected in the same side of the chest.

  • Exensive, where the cancer affects not only the lymph nodes but also other organs.

Only limited cases can benefit from surgical treatment

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