Lung Cancer Sections  


Lung Cancer Types :

Majority of lung cancer are Carcinomas. (A carcinoma is any malignant cancer that arises from epithelial cells), There are two main types of lung carcinoma, categorized by the size and appearance of the malignant cells


1) Non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC): Includes three subtypes

a)  Squamous cell lung carcinoma (composed of anaplastic small cells)

b) Large cell lung carcinoma (composed of large-sized cells that are anaplastic in nature and often arise in the bronchi)

c) Adenocarcinoma(cancer of the glandular tissue)


2) Small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC also called as oat cell carcinoma) : Lung  Cancer composed of anaplastic small cells; Small cell lung cancers are divided into limited stage (confined to one half of the chest) and extensive stage disease.