Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lung Cancer Small Cell Underlying Cause

Smoking is the most common cause for small cell carcinoma of the lung.

Additional causes of small cell carcinoma of the lung include:

  • Exposure to radiation
  • Radon exposure

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Lung Cancer Small Cell References
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