Colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of squamous cell carcinoma (cancer) cells from a human mouth. The many blebs (lumps) and microvilli (small projections) on the cells' surfaces are typical of cancer cells.
Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC), previously known as oat cell carcinoma, is consider distinct from other lung cancers, which are called non–small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) because of their clinical and biologic characteristics. http://blog.miragesearch.com/small-cell-lung-cancer/
Non-small cell lung cancer accounts for 85-90% of cases. This type of cancer has 3 sub-types; squamous cell, adenocarcinoma, and large cell. Click over to this infographic about lung cancer in Baltimore to learn about the 3 sub-types of non-small cell lung cancer.
SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER - About 18 out of every 100 lung cancers diagnosed are small cell lung cancers. Small cell lung cancer is called this because under the microscope the cancer cells look small and are mostly filled with the nucleus (the control centre of cells). Find out more: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-help/type/lung-cancer/about/types-of-lung-cancer#small