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Types of Lung Cancer

Dr. P Dhanasekar
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 Dhanasekar

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Surgical Oncologist
Dr. P Dhanasekar is a Surgical Oncologist practicing at Chetpet, Chennai. Dr. P Dhanasekar specializes in General cancer consultation, Bone marrow transplant, Gynecological cancer treatment, Breast cancer treatment, Head and neck surgery, Oncologic surgery and Gastrointestinal Surgery. Dr. P Dhanasekar has completed his MBBS from Madras Medical College and Dr. MGR Medical University in 2002. Further, he pursued MS in General Surgery from Madras Medical College and Dr. MGR Medical University in 2007 and MCh in Surgical Oncology from Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai in the year 2013. Dr. P Dhanasekar has done DNB in General Surgery from National Board of Examinations, New Delhi in the year 2008. He has received Fellowship of the Association of Indian Surgeons and Fellowship of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons (FIAGES) from Tata Memorial hospital in Mumbai in the year 2013. Dr. Dhanasekar has a practicing experience of about a decade in the field of oncology. Dr. P Dhanasekar is currently practicing at VS hospital, a multispeciality center situated in Chennai. Book a FREE appointment with Dr. P Dhanasekar at Elacancer.com.
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