stage IB 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 IB, cancer has not spread to the lymph nodes and one or more of the following is true: (1) the tumor is larger than 3 centimeters but not larger than 5 centimeters; (2) cancer has spread to the main bronchus and is at least 2 centimeters below where the trachea joins the bronchus; (3) cancer has spread to the innermost layer of the membrane that covers the lung; and/or (4) part of the lung has collapsed or become inflamed.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

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).Cáncer de pulmón de células no pequeñas en estadio I. En el estadio IA, el cáncer se encuentra solo en el pulmón y mide 3 cm o menos. En el estadio IB, el cáncer: a) mide más de 3 cm, pero no más de 5 cm; b) se diseminó hasta el bronquio principal, o c) se diseminó hasta la capa más interna del revestimiento del pulmón. Una parte del pulmón se puede haber hundido o inflamado (no se muestra).2010-07-23 Date last modified: 2010-10-21Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment Cáncer de pulmón de células no pequeñas: Tratamiento