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non-small cell lung cancer

One of the two main groups of lung cancers. Includes squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma and large cell carcinoma….

small cell lung cancer

A type of lung cancer strongly associated with cigarette smoking. It spreads early and causes few initial symptoms….

Lung cancer

…to the type of cells affected. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) – Makes up over 85% of lung cancers. It may be classified as squamous cells carcinoma, adenocarcinoma or large cell undifferentiated carcinoma. Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) – Makes…

glial cell

A type of nervous system cell that surrounds and holds neurons in place; nourishes them; and gets rid of dead cells and germs. Also called neuroglia.

renal cell carcinoma (RCC)

The most common type of kidney cancer. Also called renal adenocarcinoma. It begins in the kidney’s nephrons. Types of RCC include clear cell carcinoma, papillary, chromophobe or sarcomatoid kidney cancers….

glandular cell

A type of cell found in the cervical canal (endocervix).

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that start off in one or both lungs; usually in the cells that line the air passages. The abnormal cells do not develop into healthy lung tissue, they divide rapidly and…

squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)

A type of cancer that begins in the squamous cells. Squamous cells are found in several place in the body, including the top layer (epidermis) of the skin, in the main airways of the lungs, and in the cervix….

squamous cell

One of the three types of cells that make up the skin’s top layer (epidermis). It is also a found in the outer layer of the cervix (ectocervix) and in the main airways of the lungs….

clear cell carcinoma

A type of endometrial cancer.