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There's small cell lung cancer, but are the small cell other cancers?
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In brief: Yes
Small cell carcinomas may arise in many organs.
They typically show evidence of differentiation toward certain glandular structures, called 'neuroendocrine' differentiation. Small cell cancers tend to be rapidly proliferating tumors, and thus may be treated initially with chemotherapy.

In brief: Yes
Small cell carcinomas may arise in many organs.
They typically show evidence of differentiation toward certain glandular structures, called 'neuroendocrine' differentiation. Small cell cancers tend to be rapidly proliferating tumors, and thus may be treated initially with chemotherapy.
Dr. Richard Michaelson
Dr. Richard Michaelson
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Small cell cancer
Small cell cancer many times is diagnosed in the lung and is highly -almost all of them - associated with smoking habit.
Extrapulmonary small cell cancer-epsc- ( small cell with primary site out side the lung) , although very rare, also can be found in different areas of the body- such as rectum, prostate, cervix, other GI tract-.The treatment is the same-which is combination of chemotherapy.

In brief: Small cell cancer
Small cell cancer many times is diagnosed in the lung and is highly -almost all of them - associated with smoking habit.
Extrapulmonary small cell cancer-epsc- ( small cell with primary site out side the lung) , although very rare, also can be found in different areas of the body- such as rectum, prostate, cervix, other GI tract-.The treatment is the same-which is combination of chemotherapy.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
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In brief: No, one cancer.
Small cell, or oat cell cancer is one type of lung cancer.
Others include adenocarcinoma, squamous cancer, large cell, and others. These are grouped into small cell, and non-small cell cancer due to different treatment approach.

In brief: No, one cancer.
Small cell, or oat cell cancer is one type of lung cancer.
Others include adenocarcinoma, squamous cancer, large cell, and others. These are grouped into small cell, and non-small cell cancer due to different treatment approach.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
There are actually neuroendocrine carciniomas (like small cell) that can arise from the prostate. They are much less common, but they do occur.
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