non-small cell lung cancer

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Medical Definition of non-small cell lung cancer

: any carcinoma (as an adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma) of the lungs that is not a small-cell lung cancer

called also non-small cell cancer, non-small cell carcinoma, non-small cell lung carcinoma

— see large-cell carcinoma

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“Non-small cell lung cancer.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/non-small%20cell%20lung%20cancer. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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