Doctors use lung cancer stages to determine how advanced lung cancer is. There are two kinds of lung cancer, each with distinct lung cancer stages.
Learn about the stages of small cell and non-small cell lung cancer and how they are determined. Your stage will affect your treatment and prognosis.
Stage 3B is one of three advanced stages of non-small cell lung cancer. Learn it's symptoms, how it's treated, and the possible prognosis.
Stage 3 lung cancer means non-small cell lung cancer has spread to nearby tissues. Learn about its symptoms, treatment, and prognosis.
Survival rates for stage 3 lung cancer vary, partly because not all tumors can be treated with surgery. Review stats and factors that influence them.
Stage 4 cancer is diagnosed when cancer spreads from the initial tumor to distant body parts. Learn how staging affects treatment and prognosis.
Doctors diagnose stage 3 cancer when the tumor is larger or has spread to surrounding tissues or lymph nodes. Learn how staging affects the prognosis.
Understanding different types of cancer can help you take an active role in your care, especially if you are diagnosed with one that is less common. Learn more.
Stage 4 lung cancer has no set course. Multiple factors can influence life expectancy. Learn more about what they are and review survival statistics.
According to statistics, over 600,000 people die from cancer in the U.S. every year. Learn how death rates are measured and if the rates are going up or down.