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Non-small cell carcinoma and small cell carcinoma. What is the difference?

Non-small cell carcinoma and small cell carcinoma.  What is the difference?

Small cell. all else: Small cell cancer of the lung is a specific kind of cancer that has uniform, small cells. Non small cell cancer is the term for all other cancers that are in the lung, like adenocarcinoma, squamous cell cancer, and large cell cancer. These are grouped this way due to treatment approach. Small cell presents as widely disseminated and gets chemo., while non small cell is localized, gets surgery. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Small Cell Carcinoma (Definition)

Type, always associated with tobacco, characteristic cellular appearance of dominant hyperchromatic nuclei, no nucleolus, scant cytoplasm. Stains with chromogranin, synaptophysin, molecular loss of rb, over production of bcl-2. It responds to chemo, but needs XRT in limited. Goes to many organs early. Need at least chemo and ...Read more


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How does non small cell carcinoma lung cancer get treated?

How does non small cell carcinoma lung cancer get treated?

Multiple ways: Non-small cell cancers are a heterogenous group, with the two common types being squamous cell and adeno carcinomas. These are usually treated, depending on the stage and type, with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Keep doctor's appointments
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Go to lab appointments
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Keep oxygen up by maintaining low weight, no smoking
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What is treatment involving non-small cell carcinoma?

What is treatment involving non-small cell carcinoma?

Depends upon stage: Early stage disease is usually treated by surgical resection. More advanced disease is usually treated by combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy and stage 4 disease is usually treated with chemotherapy alone or consideration of hospice for those with significantly far advanced disease. ...Read more

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Non-small cell carcinoma and small cell carcinoma. What is the difference?

Small cell. all else: Small cell cancer of the lung is a specific kind of cancer that has uniform, small cells. Non small cell cancer is the term for all other cancers that are in the lung, like adenocarcinoma, squamous cell cancer, and large cell cancer. These are grouped this way due to treatment approach. Small cell presents as widely disseminated and gets chemo., while non small cell is localized, gets surgery. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
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Apply sunscreen
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Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
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See dermatologist for check ups
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Whats non-small cell carcinoma?

Whats non-small cell carcinoma?

Non Small cell ca: Is the most common type of lung cancer, another type is small cell ca (which is more aggressive). Both are challenging to diagnose at an early stage. Please consult with your oncologist for prompt diagnosis, and treatment options. Good luck. ...Read more

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Non-small cell carcinoma vs small cell carcinoma?

Non-small cell carcinoma vs small cell carcinoma?

Small cell was: Distinguised because there is almost never a role for surgery, and always a role for chemotherapy. Non-small cell prior to 1980 never had chemotherapy. Both are caused by smoking sclc 100%; /nsclc 90-95%. Nsclc just in lung usually treated with surgery. Any + node gets chemo. If mediastinal nodes are positive, standard is chemo/xrt. Get more than 1 opinion before starting treatment if yo have ? ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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How does non small cell carcinoma lung cancer get treated?

Multiple ways: Non-small cell cancers are a heterogenous group, with the two common types being squamous cell and adeno carcinomas. These are usually treated, depending on the stage and type, with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more