Oat Cell Carcinoma at 20x Magnification

Some individuals do not experience any early symptoms of oat cell carcinoma, but frequently some problems do occur that may first bring the disease to the attention of a medical professional. These problems, which could be a sign of a number of other conditions as well, may include hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, a chronic cough, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, chest pain, and facial or neck swelling. The seriousness of symptoms quickly amplifies in individuals with oat cell carcinoma and without treatment the median length of survival following diagnosis is only 2 to 4 months. The tumors also have a tendency to metastasize rapidly, which means that signs of cancer in areas of the body other than the lungs may also appear. The prognosis of specific individuals depends upon a number of factors, including the stage of the disease, gender, general health, and location of the tumors, but overall, the five-year survival rate is approximately 6 percen

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