stage IV non-small cell lung cancer

Pronunciation: (... sel lung KAN-ser)

The tumor may be any size and cancer may have spread to lymph nodes. One or more of the following is true: (1) there are one or more tumors in both lungs; (2) cancer is found in fluid around the lungs or the heart; and/or (3) cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the brain, liver, adrenal glands, kidneys, or bone.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. The cancer has spread to the other lung, and/or to lymph nodes, fluid around the lungs or heart, and/or other places in the body, such as the brain, liver, adrenal glands, kidneys, or bones.Cáncer de pulmón de células no pequeñas en estadio IV. El cáncer se diseminó hasta el otro pulmón o los ganglios linfáticos, el líquido que rodea los pulmones o el corazón, u otras partes del cuerpo como el cerebro, el hígado, las glándulas suprarrenales, los riñónes o los huesos. Date last modified: 2010-10-21Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment Cáncer de pulmón de células no pequeñas: Tratamiento