Small cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) – Surgical Oncology

MCQ Review of SCLC 


  1. Smoking (97% cause) 

    Clinical Features

    1. Constitutional - Fatigue, weight loss, 

  2.  Pumonary - Large central mass invading or compressing the mediastinum

                                   Superior vena cava obstruction has been 10% of patients with SCLC.

                                   Chest imaging  hilar and mediastinal adenopathy

3. Extra pulmonary- Hepatic and adrenal-  asymptomatic.

Brain metastases, 18% of patients often asymptomatic.

Bone involvement  asymptomatic osteolytic lesions

4. Paraneoplastic- SIADH, Cushing Syndrome, Hypercalcemia