Lung Cancer Stages
This stage is called "in sutu" which means it is in place and has not spread to nearby areas.
Stage 1A is when the tumor is less than 3 centimeters wide. It is a small tumor and can be removed by surgery.
Stage 1B is when it is larger than 3 centimeters and also less than 5 centimeters it can be removed by surgery.
IIA is when it is larger than 5 centimeters but smaller than 7 centimeters. It can also be a tumor smaller than 5 centimeters that has spread.
IIB is when it is the same size as IIA exept it has spread. It also can be larger than 7 centimeters but has not spread.
Stage three is when the tumor is almost impossible to remove. The tumor could have spread to other spots in your body. The tumor could have also grown in nearby places in the lung.
Stage IV is when the cancer has spread to other areas in the body or the liquids surrounding the lung. When the cancer reaches your bloodstream it can go to any place in your body it will most likely travel to your brain, bones, liver, or adrenal glands. It can be called stage IVA when it stays in your chest area or stage IVB when it travels outside your chest.