Small Cell Lung Cancer

  • 1. What Is Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is considered an aggressive form of lung cancer. It is mainly characterized by the rapid and uncontrollable growth of some abnormal cells within the lungs. It results in tumor formation leading to the metastasis of cancerous cells that is spread to the different body p...
  • 2. Statistics For Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Lung cancer is known as the leading cause of cancer deaths across the globe, with an estimated 2.1 million new cases and 1.8 million deaths in 2018 ​1​. Small cell lung cancer comprises 250,000 new cases causing approximately 200,000 deaths worldwide. All histological subtypes in lung cancer ar...
  • 3. Medical Illustrations for Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is known as the fastest-growing type of lung cancer and shows higher metastasis when compared with other types of lung cancer. It is known as the most aggressive form of lung cancer. Its mechanism is initiated within the breathing tubes known as bronchi located in the ...
  • 4. Risk factors of Small cell lung cancer
  • The risk factors evolve the chances of getting more prone to cancer. Different cancers possess different types of risk factors. The risk factors involve the smoking habits, age of the individuals, family history, etc. But including the risk factors does not entirely reveal that the individual is su...
  • 5.  Prevention of Small cell lung cancer
  • Different factors are responsible for causing various types of cancer. The researchers have contributed to determining the factors that cause small cell lung cancer involving several ways of its prevention. No definite methods have been studied towards the complete prevention of small cell lung can...
  • 6. Screening of Small cell lung cancer
  • The screening procedure helps detect small cell lung cancer at the initial stage while determining its possibility of survival benefit ​1,2​. The primary aim of screening is to reduce the death rate of individuals occurring due to small cell lung cancer, eliminate the deaths from cancer, and re...
  • 7. Symptoms and Signs of Small cell lung cancer
  • Individuals suffering from small cell lung cancer have experienced several signs and symptoms. The occurrence of any symptom is mainly referred to by the individual capable of identifying and describing the conditions of changes in the health, such as fatigue, nausea, or pain. A sign is a condition...
  • 8. Diagnosis of Small cell lung cancer
  • Small cell lung cancer diagnosis depends on identifying and characterizing the specific symptoms, analyzing the patients' detailed history by clinical evaluation, and conducting different specialized tests. Small cell lung cancer is the type of aggressive cancer that spreads rapidly among the affec...
  • 9. Stages of Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Small cell lung cancer diagnosis is made among the suspected patients by integrating various methods. After the diagnosis, the doctors can find out the extent to which cancer has spread to other parts of the body. This process is known as the staging process. The tumor stage explains the level of i...
  • 10. Types of Treatment for Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • The individuals suffering from small cell lung cancer are given therapeutic management by the healthcare team, who have contributed to the diagnosis and drug treatment of the patient to improve their quality of life. The standard type of treatment for small cell lung cancer is the standard of care ...
  • 11. About Clinical Trials of Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Clinical trials are research studies that involve testing new drugs and other related treatments among individuals—comparing the standard therapy with others is done in the clinical trials that may provide better outcomes. The conduction of clinical trials has been considered as the best method t...
  • 12. Latest Research on Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • The experts have learned more about small cell lung cancer, methods of its prevention, best treatment method, and best care approach for the diagnosis of small cell cancer patients. The oncogenesis of small cell lung cancer has been the primary public concern, resulting in an increased mortality ra...
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  • 13. Coping with Treatment of Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Coping up with the effects of small cell lung cancer has reached far beyond the physical aspects of the disease. It has majorly affected other aspects of life such as emotional, social and practical well-being. Suppose anyone comes to know that their loved ones are diagnosed with cancer. In that ca...
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  • 14. Follow-Up Care for Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Individuals with small cell lung cancer undergo effective treatment that removes and destroys tumour cells in the body. The treatment procedure has been quite stressful and a little exciting. The small cell lung cancer patients may find relief from the treatment after going through all the treatmen...
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  • 15. Survivorship for Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Survivorship in cancer refers to including no signs of cancer after the cancer treatment. Also, survivorship in cancer involves the conditions of the cancer patients living with, through, and beyond cancer. As per the definition, cancer survivorship begins at diagnosis and continues during cancer t...
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  • 16. Questions to Ask the Health Care Team in Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Some of the critical essential questions are asked by the doctors or other healthcare team members to understand the diagnosis, treatment plan, and overall care regarding small cell lung cancer. Communicating with the healthcare team is considered a fundamental approach for making informed decision...
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