NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - page 31

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Version 1.2014
Part 4: Lung cancer staging
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Figure 4. Areas of tumor growth
Illustration Copyright © 2013 Nucleus Medical Media, All rights reserved.
Definitions:
atelectasis:
Lung collapse
carina:
Supportive tissue
at the base of the windpipe
diaphragm:
Muscles that
help a person to breathe
esophagus:
The organ
between the mouth and
stomach
mediastinum:
The chest
area between the lungs
pericardium:
Tissue lining
around the heart
phrenic nerve:
A bundle
of fibers that sends signals
between the spine and the
muscles used to breathe
pneumonitis:
Swelling of
the air sacs in a lung
recurrent laryngeal
nerve:
A bundle of fibers
that sends signals between
the spine and voice box
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Read page 8 for
definitions of the
parts of the lungs.
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