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What exactly is squamous cell carcinoma lung cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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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.
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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.
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