SCLC is much less common and accounts for about 10-15% of lung cancer.11 They tend to grow more quickly than NSCLC tumors. Usually, SCLC is more responsive to chemotherapy than NSCLC.8
8. Lung Cancer 101. Types and Staging of Lung Cancer. Available at: https://www.lungcancer.org/find_information/publications/163-lung_cancer_101/268-types_and_staging. Accessed: 2 May 2019.
11. ACS. Key Statistics for Small Cell Lung Cancer. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/small-cell-lung-cancer/about/key-statistics.html. Accessed: 2 May 2019.