Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Nonsmall cell lung cancer is more widespread than small cell lung cancer, and generally it grows and spreads more gradually. The remaining lung cancers are all non-small cell (NSCLC).

There are three sub-types of NSCLC. The cells in these sub-types fluctuate in size, shape, and chemical make-up.

Squamous cell carcinoma: About 25% – 30% of all lung cancers are Squamous cell carcinomas. They are linked with a history of smoking and tend to be found centrally, near a bronchus.

Squamous cell carcinoma generally starts in the bronchi and doesn’t usually spread as rapidly as do other lung cancers

Adenocarcinoma: This type of cancer accounts for about 40% of lung cancers and is typically found in the outer region of the lung. Adenocarcinoma is more commonly found in women than in men.

Large-cell undifferentiated carcinoma: This kind of cancer accounts for about 10% – 15% of reported lung cancers. It appears in any part of the lung and tends to grow and spread quickly throughout the body ensuing in a poor prediction of recovery.

Large cell carcinoma is any lung tumor that cannot be classified

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