Small cell carcinoma

What is Small cell carcinoma?

Small-cell carcinoma (also known as "small-cell lung cancer", or "oat-cell carcinoma") is a type of highly malignant cancer that most commonly arises within the lung, although it can occasionally arise in other body sites, such as the cervix, prostate, and gastrointestinal tract. Compared to non-small cell carcinoma, small cell carcinoma has a shorter doubling time, higher growth fraction, and earlier development of metastases.

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One of my close relatives is diagnosed with cancer. We are looking for clear information on course of treatment, hospitals providing quality...

doctor1 MD

Thank you for asking a question.

For treatment purpose, lung carcinoma is divided in two broad types
1.     Small cell carcinoma of lung

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Small cell carcinoma. Can it be cured? My father did a surgery followed by chemo and now waiting for ct results. What are his chances...

doctor1 MD

The question is incomplete. You do not even mention the organ, I am assuming the lung but could be elsewhere. Also CT results are necessary to know...

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A couple of months ago I had a lymph gland removed that was suspicious. It came back that it showed signs of cancer in it. They said it was small cell carcinoma...

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Brief Answer:
You need to undergo chemoradiation

Detailed Answer:
First, the diagnosis is small cell carcinoma. These are generally more...

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