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Epidermoid Cancer of the Lung Overview

Another name for Epidermoid Cancer of the Lung is Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung.

What is squamous cell carcinoma of the lung?
A person with squamous cell carcinoma of the lung has abnormal cells growing inside one of the large air passageways in the lung. These cells multiply out of control, form tumors, and spread to other parts of the body. Squamous cell carcinoma of the lung is the most common type of lung cancer. Because these tumors are usually located inside the air passageways, they can block the flow of air into the lung. Squamous cell carcinoma of the lung is most common in those who smoke.

What are the symptoms of squamous cell carcinoma of the lung?
Symptoms of squamous cell carcinoma of the lung may include a cough, coughing up blood, and wheezing. Additional symptoms may include excessive fatigue, clubbing of the nails, difficulty breathing, and unintentional weight loss.

How does the doctor treat squamous cell carcinoma of the lung?
Treatment for squamous cell carcinoma of the lung may include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

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Last Updated: May 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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