M. Patricia Rivera

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Small Cell Lung Cancer

What every physician needs to know: Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) accounts for about 15 percent of all lung cancers, or approximately 30,000 cases in the United States each year. SCLC is an aggressive cancer that, in about 10 percent of patients, may present with signs and symptoms related to a paraneoplastic syndrome. It has a rapid doubling…

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