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What is small cell cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Usually lung: This is a special kind of smoker's lung cancer that isn't curable but usually responds amazingly well for months to a few years to simple classical chemotherapy. The term "oat cell" describes its classic look. Small-cell cancers can pop up in other organs and often act similarly.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can small cell cancer recur?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Yes: Short answer: yes. Small cell lung cancer is staged as either limited stage (fits within a radiation field for treatment) or extensive stage. It tends to respond well to treatment, but recur.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho commented
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
unfortunately yes. it is usually very responsive to therapy however it will recur
Feb 16, 2012

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