Stages of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
The following stages are used for non-small cell lung cancer: continued...
In stage IIIB, the tumor may be any size and may have spread to any of the
- Major blood vessels that lead to or from the
- Chest wall.
- Sternum (chest bone) or backbone.
- More than one place in the same lobe of the
- The fluid of the pleural cavity surrounding the
Cancer may have spread to lymph nodes on either side of the chest.
In stage IV, cancer has spread to other parts of the body or to another lobe
of the lungs and may have spread to lymph nodes.