Types of Lung Cancer

There are two main types of lung cancer, small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. Small cell lung cancer is sometimes called “oat cell cancer” because the tiny cells that make up this kind of cancer look like oats when they are looked at under the microscope. Non-small cell lung cancer is actually the name of three different types of lung cancer that are grouped together because they are treated in the same way. The cells that make up each of these types are different from each other in size and shape. Even though there are differences between small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer, both of them can be caused by exposure to asbestos.

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The differences between non-small cell lung cancer and small-cell lung cancer

Only about 15 percent of all lung cancer patients have small cell lung cancer, while 85 percent have non-small cell lung cancer.

Non-small cell lung cancer can be broken down into three smaller categories:

  • Large cell carcinoma - It usually starts as a large tumor around the outer part of the lung.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma – It is usually found in the center of the lung near one of the tubes that connect the windpipe and the lungs.
  • Adenocarcinoma –It is most often found in the outer parts of the lung. It tends to grown more slowly than the other two types.

Small cell lung usually starts in the tubes that connect the windpipe and the lungs. It spreads much more quickly than non-small cell cancer does.

The way each of these types of lung cancer is treated is also different. Small cell lung cancer is most often treated with chemotherapy, while non-small cell lung cancer is usually removed with surgery.

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