Lung Cancer

Is large cell undifferentiated carcinoma serious?

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  • Large cell undifferentiated carcinoma is undisputedly a serious condition. Lung cancer is responsible for approximately 28 percent of cancer deaths each year, and large cell undifferentiated carcinomas account for 10 to 15 percent of all lung cancer cases. Large cell undifferentiated carcinomas can grow rapidly, spreading to affect other areas of the body. Even with treatment, the prognosis for lung cancer is unfavorable: the five year survival rate in cases where the cancer has metastasized is only 3 percent.

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