Fast Five Quiz: Squamous Cell Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Maurie Markman, MD


May 27, 2020

Lung cancer continues to be the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), which accounts for 85% of all lung cancers, is divided histologically into adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and large cell carcinoma. In the United States, Canada, and many European countries, squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common histologic subtype of lung cancer; in other countries, such as Spain and the Netherlands, it remains the most common. Regardless of the subtype, NSCLC is typically diagnosed at a late stage in which prognosis is poor. Earlier diagnosis and treatment can lead to improved outcomes.

How much do you know about squamous cell NSCLC? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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