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Definition

A common malignancy affecting tissues of the lung. The most common form of lung cancer is non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that can be divided into 3 major histologic subtypes: squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell lung cancer. NSCLC is often diagnosed at an advanced stage and has a poor prognosis.

Acronym

LNCR

Synonyms

Adenocarcinoma of lung
Alveolar cell carcinoma
Nonsmall cell lung cancer