Pericardial effusion, which is the buildup of fluid in
the space between the heart and the sac around the heart (pericardium). This
condition is not common with lung cancer.
As lung cancer grows, it may spread (metastasize) to other
parts of the body. Lung cancer is classified in
stages, which describe how far the cancer has grown and spread.
long-term outcome (prognosis) for lung cancer depends
on how much the cancer has grown and spread.
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September 19, 2013
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