Non-small-cell lung cancer

Non-small-cell lung cancer represents a heterogeneous group of lung cancers that do not have small-cells on histology. They are thus separated, as small cell carcinoma of the lung has distinctive management implications. The major histological types include:

Other less common types of non-small-cell lung cancers include:

In addition, a new category of preinvasive lesions and minimally invasive lesions have also been created, as patients in this category will have a favourable response to treatment. This category includes:

All of these entities will be discussed separately in the respective articles. 

Lung cancer
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Article information

rID: 22139
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Non small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
  • Non small cell carcinoma of lung
  • Non small cell lung cancer
  • Non small-cell lung carcinoma
  • Non small-cell lung cancers
  • Non small-cell lung carcinomas
  • Non small cell carcinoma of the lung

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