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Can you have non-small and small cell cancer at the same time?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Yes

Non-small cell lung cancer (nsclc) and small cell lung cancer (sclc) are two different types of lung cancer. They can occur together at the same time.
Not very common, but it happens. Some of the same chemotherapies (and radiation) may be effective against both types of tumors.

In brief: Yes

Non-small cell lung cancer (nsclc) and small cell lung cancer (sclc) are two different types of lung cancer. They can occur together at the same time.
Not very common, but it happens. Some of the same chemotherapies (and radiation) may be effective against both types of tumors.
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Shaad Abdullah
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Yes

Specially in the light of a smoking history, dual malignancy have been recorded.

In brief: Yes

Specially in the light of a smoking history, dual malignancy have been recorded.
Dr. Shaad Abdullah
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
If the pathologist looks hard enough, it's quite common to find both growth patterns.
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