stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer

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

Stage III non-small cell lung cancer is divided into stages IIIA and IIIB. In stage IIIA, cancer has spread to lymph nodes on the same side of the chest as the tumor. Also, (1) the tumor may be any size; (2) part of the lung (where the trachea joins the bronchus) or the whole lung may have collapsed or become inflamed; (3) there may be one or more separate tumors in the same lobe of the lung; and/or (4) cancer may have spread to any of the following: main bronchus (but not the area where the trachea joins the bronchus), chest wall, diaphragm and the nerve that controls it, or membrane around the heart, lung, or lining the chest wall. OR in stage IIIA, cancer has spread to lymph nodes on the same side of the chest as the tumor. Also, (1) the tumor may be any size; (2) the whole lung may have collapsed or become inflamed; (3) there may be one or more separate tumors in any of the lobes of the lung with cancer; and/or (4) cancer may have spread to any of the following: main bronchus (but not the area where the trachea joins the bronchus), chest wall, diaphragm and the nerve that controls it, membrane around the lung or lining the chest wall, heart or the membrane around it, trachea, carina (where the trachea joins the bronchi), esophagus, sternum (chest bone), backbone, major blood vessels that lead to or from the heart, or the nerve that controls the larynx (voice box). OR in stage IIIA, cancer has not spread to the lymph nodes and the tumor may be any size. Cancer has spread to any of the following: trachea, carina, esophagus, sternum, backbone, heart, major blood vessels that lead to or from the heart, or the nerve that controls the larynx.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (1). Cancer has spread to certain lymph nodes on the same side of the chest as the primary tumor. The cancer may have spread to (a) the main bronchus; (b) lung lining, chest wall lining, or chest wall; (c) diaphragm; and/or (d) membrane around the heart; and/or (e) there may be one or more separate tumors in the same lobe of the lung. Cancer may have spread to the nerve that controls the diaphragm, and part or all of the lung may have collapsed or become inflamed (not shown).Stage IIIA lung cancer (2). Cancer has spread to certain lymph nodes on the same side of the chest as the primary tumor. The cancer may have spread to (a) the main bronchus; (b) the lung lining, chest wall lining, or chest wall; (c) diaphragm; (d) heart and/or membrane around the it; (e) major blood vessels that lead to or from the heart; (f) trachea; (g) esophagus; (h) sternum; and/or (i) carina; and/or (j) there may be one or more separate tumors in any lobe of the same lung. Cancer may have spread to the nerves that control the diaphragm and larynx, and the whole lung may have collapsed or become inflamed (not shown).Stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (3). Cancer has spread to (a) the heart; (b) major blood vessels that lead to or from the heart; (c) trachea; (d) esophagus; (e) sternum; and/or (f) carina. Cancer may have spread to the nerve that controls the larynx (not shown).Cáncer de pulmón de células no pequeñas en estadio IIIA (1). El cáncer se diseminó hasta ciertos ganglios linfáticos del mismo lado del pecho que el tumor primario. El cáncer se puede haber diseminado hasta: a) el bronquio principal; b) el revestimiento del pulmón, el revestimiento de la pared del pecho o la pared del pecho; c) el diafragma, o d) la membrana que rodea el corazón; o e) puede haber dos o más tumores separados en el mismo lóbulo del pulmón. El cáncer se puede haber diseminado hasta el nervio que controla el diafragma, y una parte o todo el pulmón se puede haber hundido o inflamado (no se muestra).Cáncer del pulmón en estadio IIIA (2). El cáncer se diseminó hasta ciertos ganglios linfáticos del mismo lado del pecho en el que está el tumor primario. El cáncer se puede haber diseminado hasta: a) el bronquio principal, b) el revestimiento del pulmón, el revestimiento de la pared del pecho o la pared del pecho, c) el diafragma, d) el corazón o la membrana que lo rodea, e) los vasos sanguíneos principales que van hacia el corazón o salen del mismo, f) la tráquea, g) el esófago, h) el esternón, o i) la carina; o j) puede haber uno o más tumores separados en cualquier lóbulo del mismo pulmón. El cáncer se puede haber diseminado hasta los nervios que controlan el diafragma y la laringe, y todo el pulmón se puede haber hundido o inflamado (no se muestra).Cáncer de pulmón de células no pequeñas en estadio IIIA (3). El cáncer se diseminó hasta: a) el corazón, b) los vasos sanguíneos principales que van hacia el corazón o salen del mismo, c) la tráquea, d) el esófago, e) el esternón, o f) la carina. El cáncer se puede haber diseminado hasta el nervio que controla la laringe (no se muestra). Date last modified: 2010-10-21Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment Cáncer de pulmón de células no pequeñas: Tratamiento