Lung Cancer: Clinical and Surgical Specifications

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This book focuses on the lung cancer, which is the mostly encountered, and one of the most challenging malignant disease of the world. Worldwide, the annual number of new cases of lung cancer is ...
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Histopathologic Features of the Lung Cancer

Pp. 21-48 (28)

Semen Onder and Ibrahim Hanifi Ozercan

Abstract

Lung cancer is one of the leading cause of cancer death in the world today. The predominant cause of the lung cancer is tobacco smoking. The other main causative agents are asbestos, silica, radon and heavy metals. Histologically carcinomas comprise nearly 99% of lung cancers. Lung carcinomas have two major groups in the classification of the World Health Organization [WHO]. There is a new multidisciplinary classification of lung adenocarcinomas published by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society. With the improvements in the knowledge of the lung cancer biology, there may be more changes in the histological classification and the treatment.

Keywords:

Lung cancer, histology, classification, adenocarcinoma.

Affiliation:

Department of Pathology, Euphrates University School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey.