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What is staging for lung cancer?

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Lung cancer staging helps the doctor plan the best treatment. Small-cell lung cancer is classified in two stages:

  • Limited stage: The tumor is only in one side of the chest, the tissues between the lungs, and nearby lymph nodes only.
  • Extensive stage: The cancer has spread from the lung to other parts of the body.

From: Small-Cell Lung Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society.

American College of Chest Physicians.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

American College of Chest Physicians.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2017

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