A 37-year-old member asked:
What is small cell cancer?
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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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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.
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Last updated Oct 16, 2012
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