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Types of Lung Cancer
Dr. P Dhanashekar
18 Sep 2018
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There are different types of lung cancer which includes Adenocarcinoma, Squamous Cell Cancer, Large Cell Carcinoma, and Undifferentiated non small cell lung cancer.

Non-small cell lung cancer: These are the most common types of lung cancer. About 85% of the lung cancers are of the non-small lung cancer type. It is further classified into squamous cell carcinoma.

Large cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma are the further types of non-small type of lung cancers.

Small cell lung cancer: This comprises of the 10%-15% of all the cancer types. It is also known as oat cell cancer. These types of cancers have a tendency to spread at a faster rate.

Lung carcinoid cancer: Lung carcinoid cancer spread very slowly or at times do not even spread at all. They are the least seen type of lung cancer in the recent years.


Dr. P Dhanashekar

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Surgical Oncologist
Dr. P Dhanashekar is a Top Surgical Oncologist in the Chetpet, Chennai and one of the leading medical Cancer Doctor in India. He is specialized in Bone Marrow Transplant, Gynecological Cancer Treatment, Lung Cancer Treatment and Breast Cancer Treatment. He completed MBBS from Madras Medical College, Dr. MGR Medical University in 2002, MS in General Surgery from Madras Medical College, Dr. MGR Medical University in 2007, MCh in Surgical Oncology from Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai in 2013, DNB in General Surgery from National Board of Examinations, New Delhi in 2008, FAIS from Tata Memorial hospital, Mumbai, Homi Bhabha National Institue in 2013 and FIAGES from Tata Memorial hospital, Mumbai, Homi Bhabha National Institue in 2013.
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