stage IA non-small cell lung cancer

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

Stage I non-small cell lung cancer is divided into stages IA and IB. In stage IA, the tumor is in the lung only and is 3 centimeters or smaller.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Stage I non-small cell lung cancer. In stage IA, cancer is in the lung only and is 3 cm or smaller. In stage IB, the cancer is (a) larger than 3 cm but not larger than 5 cm, (b) has spread to the main bronchus, and/or (c) has spread to the innermost layer of the lung lining. Part of the lung may have collapsed or become inflamed (not shown).

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