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what is the difference between small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Different cell types: lsmall cell cancer of the ung is a neuroendocrine tumor responding to chemo such as the adriamycins (doxorubicin). Non small cell cancer represents the adenocarcinomas and squamous cell cancers requiring a different groujp of drugs that usually include the platinums and the newer monoclonal antibodies.
Answered on Feb 12, 2015

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