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Small cell carcinoma

Small cell carcinoma


Small cell carcinoma, also called oat cell carcinoma, can create its own hormones, which alter body chemistry.

Review Date 8/1/2015

Updated by: Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.