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What exactly is squamous cell carcinoma lung cancer?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
8 doctors agree
In brief: One type of cancer
There are a number of variants of lung cancer and these are named for their microscopic appearance, the main ones being: squamous cell, adenocarcinoma, small cell carcinoma and large cell carcinoma.
In squamous cell cancer, the tumor cells resemble skin cells. This type of tumor is commonly seen in smokers.

In brief: One type of cancer
There are a number of variants of lung cancer and these are named for their microscopic appearance, the main ones being: squamous cell, adenocarcinoma, small cell carcinoma and large cell carcinoma.
In squamous cell cancer, the tumor cells resemble skin cells. This type of tumor is commonly seen in smokers.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Cancer subtype
There are several lung cancer subtypes based on how the cells look under a microscope.
Squamous cell tends to grow locally to a greater extent than some other types before metastsizing.

In brief: Cancer subtype
There are several lung cancer subtypes based on how the cells look under a microscope.
Squamous cell tends to grow locally to a greater extent than some other types before metastsizing.
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Dr. Jonathan Tay
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