lung cancer

Minimally invasive adenocarcinoma of the lung

What is minimally invasive adenocarcinoma of the lung? Minimally invasive adenocarcinoma (MIA) is a type of lung cancer. In order to be called minimally invasive, the tumour cannot be greater than 3.0 cm in size and the area of invasion cannot be greater than 0.5 cm. In the lung, invasion is defined as the spread …
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Adenocarcinoma in situ of the lung

What is adenocarcinoma in situ of the lung? Adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) is a type of non-invasive lung cancer. It is called non-invasive because the tumour cells have not spread beyond the surface of the small airspaces called alveoli in the lung. In order for a tumour to be called AIS, it cannot be larger …
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Atypical carcinoid tumour of the lung

What is an atypical carcinoid tumour? An atypical carcinoid tumour is a type of lung cancer¬†made up of neuroendocrine cells. In the lung, this tumour starts from the neuroendocrine cells normally found in the walls of the airways and is often located in the central part of the lung near the heart. Since it is …
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Typical carcinoid tumour of the lung

What is a typical carcinoid tumour of the lung? A typical carcinoid tumour is a slow-growing type of lung cancer made up of neuroendocrine cells. In the lung, this tumour starts from the neuroendocrine cells normally found in the walls of the airways and is often located in the central part of the lung near …
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Small cell carcinoma of the lung

What is small cell carcinoma of the lung? Small cell carcinoma is a type of lung cancer. It is made up of neuroendocrine cells that are normally found in the lungs. Another name for this type of cancer is small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma. The tumour often starts in the central portion of the lung, closest …
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Squamous cell carcinoma of the lung

What is squamous cell carcinoma of the lung? Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of lung cancer. The tumour starts from specialized squamous cells that are normally found on the inside of the airways of the lungs. These cells normally form a barrier called the epithelium which helps protect the airways from damage. What causes …
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Adenocarcinoma of the lung

What is adenocarcinoma of the lung? Adenocarcinoma is a type of lung cancer. Adenocarcinoma starts from specialized cells called pneumocytes that line the inside of the air spaces called alveoli in the lungs. It is the most common type of lung cancer in North America. What causes adenocarcinoma in the lung? The leading cause of …
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