What does NSCLC stand for in medical terms?

non-small cell lung cancer.

What is cisplatin and etoposide?

What is etoposide and cisplatin? Etoposide and cisplatin chemotherapy (EP) is a combination chemotherapy treatment used to treat different types of cancer. It is best to read this information with our general information about chemotherapy and the type of cancer you have.

What is the abbreviation for radiation therapy?

Radiation therapy or radiotherapy, often abbreviated RT, RTx, or XRT, is a therapy using ionizing radiation, generally provided as part of cancer treatment to control or kill malignant cells and normally delivered by a linear accelerator.

What is the difference between NSCLC and SCLC?

The pace of treatment for SCLC is generally faster than NSCLC due to the tumors’ ability to quickly spread. NSCLC is less aggressive; however, it is typically identified at a later stage. In fact, only an approximate 25% of NSCLC patients are diagnosed at stage 1 or 2.

Where is NSCLC located?

There are three common types of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): Adenocarcinomas are often found in an outer area of the lung. Squamous cell carcinomas are usually found in the center of the lung next to an air tube (bronchus). Large cell carcinomas can occur in any part of the lung.

How do you get NSCLC?

What causes NSCLC? A number of factors can increase your risk for developing lung cancer. Smoking cigarettes or being exposed to secondhand smoke is a primary risk factor for the disease. Exposure to asbestos and certain paints or chemicals may also increase your risk.

What is carbo etop?

Carboplatin + Etoposide (Carbo/Etop) is a Chemotherapy Regimen for Lung Cancer, Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)

What is a Gy in radiation therapy?

One gray (Gy) is the international system of units (SI) equivalent of 100 rads, which is equal to an absorbed dose of 1 Joule/kilogram. An absorbed dose of 0.01 Gy means that 1 gram of material absorbed 100 ergs of energy (a small but measurable amount) as a result of exposure to radiation.

Is SCLC worse than Nsclc?

Some types are more aggressive than others, but generally, small cell cancer is more aggressive than non-small cell lung cancer.

What causes Nsclc?