Colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of squamous cell carcinoma (cancer) cells from a human mouth. The many blebs (lumps) and microvilli (small projections) on the cells' surfaces are typical of cancer cells.

Mouth Cancer Cells, Sem Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Science Photo Library

Colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of squamous cell carcinoma (cancer) cells from a human mouth. The many blebs (lumps) and microvilli (small projections) on the cells' surfaces are typical of cancer cells.

Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC), previously known as oat cell carcinoma, is consider distinct from other lung cancers, which are called non–small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) because of their clinical and biologic characteristics. http://blog.miragesearch.com/small-cell-lung-cancer/

Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC), previously known as oat cell carcinoma, is consider distinct from other lung cancers, which are called non–small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) because of their clinical and biologic characteristics. http://blog.miragesearch.com/small-cell-lung-cancer/

diagram of a small cell lung carcinoma

What You Should Know About Extensive Small Cell Lung Cancer

Pie chart showing incidences of non-small cell lung cancers as compared to small cell carcinoma shown at right, with fractions of smokers versus smokers shown for each type.

Pie chart showing incidences of non-small cell lung cancers as compared to small cell carcinoma shown at right, with fractions of smokers versus smokers shown for each type.

Five Truths About Lung Cancer  While other kinds of cancer may receive more public attention, lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths. There are two main types of lung cancer: small cell carcinoma and non-small cell carcinoma, both of which mainly affect people over 45 years old.

Five Truths About Lung Cancer While other kinds of cancer may receive more public attention, lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths. There are two main types of lung cancer: small cell carcinoma and non-small cell carcinoma, both of which mainly affect people over 45 years old.

38344tn.jpg (380×371) Small cell lung cancer                                       High-power photomicrograph of small cell carcinoma on the left side of the image with normal ciliated respiratory epithelium on the right side of the image.

38344tn.jpg (380×371) Small cell lung cancer High-power photomicrograph of small cell carcinoma on the left side of the image with normal ciliated respiratory epithelium on the right side of the image.

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