stage IV non-small cell lung cancer


NCI: The tumor may be any size and cancer may have spread to lymph nodes. One or more of the following is true: (1) there are one or more tumors in both lungs; (2) cancer is found in fluid around the lungs or the heart; and/or (3) cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the brain, liver, adrenal glands, kidneys, or bone.,NCI: Stage IV includes: (Any T, Any N, M1a); (Any T, Any N, M1b). M1a: Lung cancer with separate tumor nodule(s) in a contralateral lobe; tumor with pleural nodules or malignant pleural (or pericardial) effusion. M1b: Distant metastasis. (AJCC 7th ed.)

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