lung cancer

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Tobacco smoking is the main cause of lung cancer. Tiny, hairlike cilia line the respiratory tract and help protect the lungs from chemicals. Smoking eventually destroys their ability to do this. It is the chemicals present in the smoke, however, that cause cancer.
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Noun1.lung cancer - carcinoma of the lungslung cancer - carcinoma of the lungs; one of the commonest forms of cancer
carcinoma - any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
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lung cancer

nLungenkrebs m
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lung cancer

ncancro del polmone
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(4,5) The tumor, which as it turned out was not human jaagsiekte, was "thought to originate in the lining cells of the alveoli," (6(p968)) distinguishable from other lung cancers "by a regular layer of nonciliated, cuboidal to low columnar cells which line the alveoli, and by the absence of evidence of primary bronchial involvement." (6(p968)) Soon, other diagnostic terms arose within the literature to describe this tumor, including terminal bronchiolar carcinoma, bronchiolar carcinoma, pulmonary adenomatosis, and terminal bronchiolar carcinoma; however, none of them ever became popular.
Alveolar-cell carcinoma (terminal bronchiolar carcinoma): a study of surgically excised tumors with special emphasis on localized lesions.
[8] Much less common are the patterns of bronchiolar carcinoma, large cell undifferentiated carcinoma, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, carcinoid, pulmonary sarcoma, small cell carcinoma, and the rare intravascular bronchoalveolar tumor.