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What is oats cell cancer (small cell cancer)?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Lung cancer: Small cell/oat cell carcinoma is one type of lung cancer. It tends to spread early and widely, often when the primary lesion itself may be small and barely detectable. It is usualy treated with chemotherapy.
Dr. James Urbanic
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
radiotherapy is commonly used in stage 2 and 3 (limited stage) small cell lung cancer. in more advanced disease, on going clinical trials are looking at using more localized radiotherapy to try and better slow the cancer than chemotherapy can alone.
Jul 22, 2012

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