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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer de pulmón de células pequeñas

Small cell lung cancer ( sel lung KAN-ser)
An aggressive (fast-growing) cancer that forms in tissues of the lung and can spread to other parts of the body. The cancer cells look small and oval-shaped when looked at under a microscope.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.