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Squamous Lung Cancer, Part 3: Treatment by Dr. David Spigel
Mon, 12/09/2013 - 06:00
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Picture of lungsDr. David Spigel, Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, outlines treatment options for squamous lung cancer.



Squamous Lung Cancer, Part 3: Treatment Audio Podcast


What you’ll hear in Part 3

  • Treatment options for squamous lung cancer


Glossary of some terms you’ll hear in Part 3:

Find more cancer definitions at the National Cancer Institute’s Dictionary of Cancer Terms

  • Adenomcarcinoma – Cancer that begins in glandular (secretory) cells. Glandular cells are found in tissue that lines certain internal organs and makes and releases substances in the body, such as mucus, digestive juices, or other fluids. Most cancers of the breast, pancreas, lung, prostate, and colon are adenocarcinomas.
  • Histology – The study of tissues and cells under a microscope.
  • Platinum – A metal that is an important component of some anticancer drugs, such as cisplatin and carboplatin.
  • Radiation therapy – The use of high-energy radiation from x-rays, gamma rays, neutrons, protons, and other sources to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Radiation may come from a machine outside the body (external-beam radiation therapy), or it may come from radioactive material placed in the body near cancer cells (internal radiation therapy). Systemic radiation therapy uses a radioactive substance, such as a radiolabeled monoclonal antibody, that travels in the blood to tissues throughout the body. Also called irradiation and radiotherapy.
  • Squamous lung cancer – One of the three sub-types of lung cancer.
  • Toxicity – The extent to which something is poisonous or harmful. 
  • Unresectable – Unable to be removed by surgery.


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