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What is Small Cell Lung Cancer?

Unlocking the possibility of lung cancer remission starts with knowing vital information about the disease.

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) accounts for 10 to 15 percent of all lung cancer cases, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). One of the more aggressive forms of lung malignancies, the cancer cells in SCLC tend to grow and spread quickly. As a result, the disease is often found after spreading throughout the body. Early detection, however, raises the likelihood of remission.

Medical researchers and scientists also refer to SCLC as oat cell cancer, oat cell carcinoma, small cell lung carcinoma, and small cell undifferentiated carcinoma.

Small Cell Lung Cancers We Treat at New Hope Unlimited

The two main types of oat cell lung cancer are:

Small cell carcinoma

Small cell carcinoma is a highly malignant disease that commonly arises within the lung. However, it can sometimes occur in other areas of the body, such as the cervix, prostate, and gastrointestinal tract.

Combined small cell carcinoma

Combined small cell lung carcinoma (c-SCLC) is a form of multiphasic lung cancer. This malignant tumor contains a component of small cell lung carcinoma with one (or more) components of non-small cell lung carcinoma.

Oat Cell Cancer Symptoms in Men and Women

The following are signs of small cell lung carcinoma:

  • New onset of wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pains
  • Unrelenting cough that may worsen
  • Coughing up blood or rust-colored sputum (phlegm)
  • Voice hoarseness
  • Weight loss and loss of appetite
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Recurrent infection with bronchitis or pneumonia

If SCLC spreads to other body sites, it may cause:

  • Bone pain
  • Headache, dizziness, seizures, or balance problems
  • Arm or leg numbness or weakness
  • Jaundice (yellowing) of skin and eyes
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck or shoulder

If you have persistent symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.

Small Cell Lung Cancer Risk Factors

Cigar smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke are the main risk factors for small cell lung cancer. In fact, the ACS notes that it is rare for someone who has never smoked to have SCLC.

Other risk factors for lung cancer include:

  • Exposure to cancer-causing carcinogens, such as:
    • Radon
    • Asbestos
    • Radioactive ores like uranium
    • Diesel exhaust
    • Arsenic in drinking water
    • Inhaled chemicals, such as arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, nickel compounds, chromium compounds, silica, vinyl chloride, coal products, mustard gas, and chloromethyl ethers.
  • Radiation therapy to the lungs
  • Personal or family history of lung cancer
  • Certain dietary supplements

If you have risk factors, discuss prevention with your doctor.

Diagnostic Tests for Small Cell Lung Cancer

Early diagnosis is key to improving your small cell lung cancer prognosis and life expectancy. Your doctor may order the following procedures to find a tumor in the lung:

  • Medical history and physical exam
  • Imaging tests, such as:
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
    • Computerized tomography (CT) scan
    • Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
    • Chest x-rays
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endoscopic bronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Sputum cytology
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)
  • Thoracentesis
  • Collecting and testing a sample of abnormal tissue (biopsy)

Why Choose Us for Alternative Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatments?

Here at New Hope Unlimited, we focus our exceptional expertise on you. Our cancer care team will personalize your treatment plan to deliver the most advanced yet least invasive treatments available for lung carcinoma. And because your overall well-being is a priority to us, we also specialize in alternative therapies that can help preserve lung function and quality of life.

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Our Patient-Centric Medical Facilities

At New Hope Unlimited, we pride ourselves in providing superior comfort, cleanliness, and cancer care at our 8,000 square foot medical treatment center in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. We worked with renowned architects and contractors to create the ideal space for recovery, which includes state-of-the-art lounge areas and spacious private in-rooms that assure the comfort of our patients and their loved ones. To make our patients feel right at home, we equip each private ward with high-definition U.S. television, quality bedding, and high-speed internet connection. And with proper nutrition playing a vital role in cancer recovery, New Hope Unlimited also fulfills the dietary needs of each patient using fresh, organic produce to prepare breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners. Comfort and cleanliness are also strictly implemented in our medical treatment rooms, which are equipped with the latest medical supplies and technology to provide the highest standard of care and treatment. Our medical center also has an in-house Hyperbaric Chamber, a well-established therapy for decompression sickness, exclusively available for our patients’ use. Further, New Hope Unlimited has maintained its exceptional partnership with Hospital Migoo, a medical group composed of certified physicians and specialists committed to our patients’ care and well-being.

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1. I have been diagnosed with lung cancer through a biopsy. Should I still get a second opinion?

Some physicians recommend seeking a second opinion, which is usually valuable. Even if your cancer diagnosis does not change with a second opinion, a different perspective on treatment is useful to help you determine the best approach for your specific cancer.

2. What type of treatments does New Hope offer?

Our experienced cancer specialists customize treatment programs from start to finish. Certain treatments may include levorotatory vitamin C supplementation and hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy, among others. Click on the link to know more about the alternative cancer treatment programs we offer for small cell lung cancer.


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