Small round malignant cells that grow rapidly and spread throughout the body. Almost all cases of small cell lung cancer is caused by smoking. Also known as Oat Cell cancer. There are three types of lung cancer: Small Cell (Oat Cell), mixed small cell/large cell carcinoma, and combined small cell carcinoma.
eMedicine: Lung Cancer, Oat Cell (Small Cell)
Article by Irfan Maghfoor, MD about the clinical and biologic characteristics of the disease. Discusses the aggressive behavior, with rapid growth, early spread to distant sites, treatments, and other information.
MedlinePlus: Small Cell Lung Cancer
Provides illustrations, definitions, causes, symptoms, test, treatment, and other resources about the disease.
MedNews: Small Cell Lung Cancer
Overview includes general description, cellular classification, stages, treatment options, recurrence, and resources.
NCI: Small Cell Lung Cancer
Information about the disease includes staging, treatment options, prognosis, and a professional health section.
Last update:March 20, 2015 at 0:54:02 UTC