If you are diagnosed with lung cancer, your doctor will tell you what stage it is. This means how far the cancer has grown in your body.
It is important to know what stage of cancer you have to plan the best treatment specifically for you.
Here are the stages for lung cancer:
Your cancer is in your mucus but not in your imaging tests or tissue samples.
Your cancer is in your lung tissue, but not lymph nodes.
Your cancer is in your lung tissue and lymph nodes, close to your lungs.
Your cancer is in your lung tissue and lymph nodes, in your chest area.
Your cancer has spread to other organs and bones in your body.