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Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung

What is large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung? Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) is an aggressive type of lung cancer made up of neuroendocrine cells. Neuroendocrine cells are specialized cells that are found throughout the body. They produce chemicals called hormones that influence the activity of both nearby and distant tissues. Can large cell …
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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 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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