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Treatments For Large Cell Carcinoma

Cancer is a complex disease, and there are more than one hundred types. When this disease is present, the cells divide and do not stop. Most cancers are characterized by the abnormal cell division causing excess cells to form into a tumor, which is a type of solid mass. However, not all cancers have tumors, such as blood cancers. Large cell carcinoma describes a type of cancer where the cancer cells are bigger than normal cell sizes. This carcinoma may be seen in lymphoma and lung cancer. These tumors can spread, causing secondary cancers elsewhere in the body. Once large cell carcinoma is diagnosed, numerous treatment options might benefit the patient, depending on the stage and exact cancer type.

Chemotherapy And Radiation

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Chemotherapy and radiation are among the most common cancer treatments. There are dozens of medications administered in several ways, such as orally, intrathecally into the space between the spine or brain and the tissue covering them, intra-arterially into an artery, intravenously, intraperitoneally into the peritoneal cavity, or topically. The purpose of chemotherapy is to shrink tumors, improve the efficacy of other treatments, and kill cancer cells. Radiation uses intense forms of energy to destroy cancer cells. The internal radiation type involves inserting liquid or solid radiation into the body at the cancer site. The external radiation type uses machines that aim the radiation at the area of the body where the cancer is present. For example, the machines will be aimed at the chest when using radiation for lung cancer. These two treatment options are often used together for large cell carcinomas because they can boost the efficacy of each other and other cancer treatments.

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