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Types of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer can be broadly categorized into two:

  1. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
  2. Small cell lung cancer ((SCLC)

Non-small cell lung cancer

Non-small cell cancer is the most common form of lung cancer. Out of 100 lung cancer, people around 85 people have non-small cell cancer. Each cell on non-small cell lung cancer has different cancer cells. NSCLC is further divided into three types

  • Adenocarcinoma
    Adenocarcinoma comes in non-small cell cancer and is associated with mucosal glands. Adenocarcinoma is more common among those who used to smoke cigarettes.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
    Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of lung cancer which originates from bronchi. These cancer cells are mostly developed to those who have a history related to the use of tobacco smoking. Squamous cell carcinoma cancer cells include worse cough, chest pain, and weight loss.
  • Large cell carcinoma
    As per the name says Large cell carcinoma, these cancer cells appear larger under the microscope, which starts growing around the outer edges of the lungs.
  • Undifferentiated non-small cell lung cancer
    When cancer is young, and when it is difficult to diagnose and identify the type of cancer cells by the doctor through observation under a microscope, then it is considered as undifferentiated non-small cell lung cancer.

Non-small cell lung cancer is a type of lung cancer that mostly occurs due to cigarettes and tobacco consumption. This lung cancer also includes unstoppable cough and short breathings.

  • Small cell lung cancer
    The second form of lung cancer is small cell lung cancer, which is common among 15 persons out of 100 lung cancer patients. The small cell lung cancer has quite aggressive cells of lung cancer, which tend to overgrow on the parts of the body or metastasize all over the body. Resultant, small cell lung cancer is generally diagnosed after it spreads throughout the body. There are two main types of small cell lung cancer

    • Small cell carcinoma
      Also, it refers to oat cell cancer. It looks a humble oat under the microscope
    • Combined small cell carcinoma
      These are watched like a combination of oats under a microscope

Small cell lung cancer has vague symptoms, and when the symptoms occur that means it is spread all over the body. It is advisable once you get to feel the symptoms of small cell lung cancer, at once reach the doctor. There are various types of treatment of small-scale treatment.

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