the cancer is found in your lung, it is important for your doctor to determine its stage. The staging is
necessary in the choice of the treatment and evaluation of the prognosis. In general, lung cancer includes the
Stages of non-small cell lung
I – a
stage 1 lung cancer is very localized in the lung; the tumor has affected the underlying lung tissue, but
has not spread into nearby lymph nodes. The survival chance is high.
II - cancer
has affected the underlying lung tissue and has spread into lymph nodes surrounding the lungs.
IIIA – the
cancer has spread into other lymph nodes or tissues surrounding its initial location in the chest
- Stage IIIB
this stage, le cancer has invaded not only thechest cavity, but also other vital organs: heart, blood
vessels, trachea and/or esophagus.
IV - Stage
IV indicates a very serious phase of the tumor. The cancer, from lungs and surrounding organs, has spread
into other organs such as the liver, bones or brain; survival chance is very low.
Stages of small
cell lung cancer
the thorax and has
affected one lung;
tumor has spread to other organs outside the thorax, and most often, both lungs are