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Small cell carcinoma

Small cell carcinoma

Overview

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

Review Date 7/8/2019

Updated by: Todd Gersten, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, Wellington, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team. Editorial update 01/08/2020.