There are two major types of lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Staging lung cancer is based on whether the cancer is local or has spread from the lungs to the lymph nodes or other organs. Because the lungs are large, tumors can grow in them for a long time before they are found. Even when symptoms such as coughing and fatigue do occur, people think they are due to other causes. For this reason, early-stage lung cancer (stages I and II) is difficult to detect. Most people with lung cancer are diagnosed at stages III and IV.
The number staging system
Stage 1: The cancer is located only in the lungs and has not spread to any lymph nodes.
Stage 2: The cancer is in the lung and nearby lymph nodes.
Stage 3: Cancer is found in the lung and in the lymph nodes in the middle of the chest, also described as locally advanced disease.
Stage 3 has two subtypes:
Stage 4: This is the most advanced stage of lung cancer, and is also described as advanced disease. This is when the cancer has spread to both lungs, to fluid in the area around the lungs, or to another part of the body, such as the liver or other organs.
These treatments can shrink the cancer or stop it growing: Surgery, Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy, Biological therapy, Radiofrequency, Photodynamic and Cryotherapy etc.
Related Journals of Advances in Stage for Lung Cancer Treatment
Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine, Lung Compliance and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary, Journal of Lung Diseases & Treatment, Journal of Cardiac Surgery, Inflammatory mechanisms in the lung, European Respiratory Journal, Insights in chest diseases, Journal of Asthma & Bronchitis, Journal of Lung Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment,
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Open Journal of Respiratory Diseases, Journal Rankings on Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine, The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Journal Of Respiratory Diseases, Tubercle and Lung Disease, Respiratory Medicine, European Respiratory, International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary, The Journal of respiratory diseases, Chronic Respiratory Disease, Lung India, Infectious Pulmonary Diseases