NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - page 34

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Version 1.2014
Part 4: Tools
American Cancer Society
Lung Cancer Alliance
National Cancer Institute
Review of Part 4
Lung cancer is grouped into stages to help plan treatment.
Cancer stages are defined by the growth and spread of the tumor.
The clinical stage is based on tests given before any treatment.
The pathologic stage is based on the results of surgery.
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