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.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: 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.

Date last modified: 2010-10-21Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment Cáncer de pulmón de células no pequeñas: Tratamiento