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Types of Lung Cancer - Lung Cancer Blog
Lung cancer is being classified based on the microscopic appearance of the tumor cells. The appearance of the cancer tumor under a microscope determines specifically the type of lung cancer it is. Lung cancer is broadly classified into two types and each of these two types of lung cancer grows, divides, and spreads to other parts of the body. Each cancer type has its own specified treatment that is most effective when carried out. The two types of lung cancer are: Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) Non-small cell lung cancer Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common of lung cancer cases, it is responsible for about 85% of lung cancer cases that occurs. Non-small cell lung cancer can be divided into four types. Squamous cell carcinoma: This type of non-small cell lung cancer is usually formed in the lining of the bronchial tubes. It accounts for about 25% of non-small cell lung cancer cases. Squamous cell carcinoma is most common in men with lung