non-small cell lung cancer
- A group of lung cancers that are named for the kinds of cells found in the cancer and how the cells look under a microscope. The three main types of non-small cell lung cancer are squamous cell carcinoma, large cell carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma. Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common kind of lung cancer.
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non-small cell lung cancer — nän .smȯl n any carcinoma (as an adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma) of the lungs that is not a small cell lung cancer called also non small cell cancer, non small cell carcinoma, non small cell lung carcinoma see LARGE CELL CARCINOMA … Medical dictionary
Non-small cell lung cancer — See= * Non small cell lung cancer, at the Lung cancer page * Non small cell lung cancer staging … Wikipedia
non-small-cell lung cancer — NSCLC any type of lung cancer other than small cell lung cancer. Such cancers include adenocarcinoma of the lung, large cell carcinomas, and squamous cell carcinoma of the lung … The new mediacal dictionary
occult stage non-small cell lung cancer — Cancer cells are found in sputum (mucus coughed up from the lungs), but no tumor can be found in the lung by imaging or bronchoscopy, or the primary tumor is too small to be assessed … English dictionary of cancer terms
stage I non-small cell lung cancer — Cancer is in the lung only. Stage I is divided into stages IA and IB based on the size or location of the tumor … English dictionary of cancer terms
stage III non-small cell lung cancer — Cancer has spread to structures near the lung; to the lymph nodes in the area that separates the two lungs (mediastinum); or to the lymph nodes on the other side of the chest or in the lower neck. Stage III is further divided into stage IIIA… … English dictionary of cancer terms
stage II non-small cell lung cancer — Cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes or to the chest wall, the diaphragm, the mediastinal pleura (the thin membrane that covers the outside of the lungs in the area near the heart), or the parietal pericardium (the outer layer of tissue that… … English dictionary of cancer terms
stage IV non-small cell lung cancer — Cancer has spread to other parts of the body or to another lobe of the lungs … English dictionary of cancer terms
Non-small-cell lung carcinoma — Classification and external resources Micrograph of a squamous carcinoma, a type of non small cell lung carcinoma. FNA specimen. Pap stain. MedlinePlus … Wikipedia
small-cell lung cancer — SCLC a type of bronchial carcinoma characterized by small cells (or oat cells), small round or oval cells with darkly staining nuclei and scanty indistinct cytoplasm. Small cell carcinoma is usually related to smoking and accounts for about one… … The new mediacal dictionary