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The article deals with '''lung cancer staging'''.  A general discussion of staging is found in ''[[cancer staging]]''.
 
The article deals with '''lung cancer staging'''.  A general discussion of staging is found in ''[[cancer staging]]''.
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The clinical staging and pathologic staging are concordant in only approximately ~50% of cases.<ref name=pmid15734416>{{Cite journal  | last1 = López-Encuentra | first1 = A. | last2 = García-Luján | first2 = R. | last3 = Rivas | first3 = JJ. | last4 = Rodríguez-Rodríguez | first4 = J. | last5 = Torres-Lanza | first5 = J. | last6 = Varela-Simo | first6 = G. | title = Comparison between clinical and pathologic staging in 2,994 cases of lung cancer. | journal = Ann Thorac Surg | volume = 79 | issue = 3 | pages = 974-9; discussion 979 | month = Mar | year = 2005 | doi = 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2004.06.004 | PMID = 15734416 }}</ref>
  
 
==TNM staging system==
 
==TNM staging system==

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The article deals with lung cancer staging. A general discussion of staging is found in cancer staging.

General

The clinical staging and pathologic staging are concordant in only approximately ~50% of cases.[1]

TNM staging system

Tumour

T stage Size/criteria Other requirements Comment
T0 (no tumour) rare
Tis no invasion rare
T1a <=2 cm confined to lung, no VPI, no main branch bronchus involvement
T1b >2 cm, <=3 cm confined to lung, no VPI, no main branch bronchus involvement
T2a >3cm or VPI or main branch bronchus involvement, <= 5cm confined to lung, no total lung collapse
T2b >5cm or VPI or main branch bronchus involvement, < 7cm confined to lung, no total lung collapse
T3 >7 cm or 2 or more nodules or total lung collapse
T4 extension beyond the lung

See also

External links

  • López-Encuentra, A.; García-Luján, R.; Rivas, JJ.; Rodríguez-Rodríguez, J.; Torres-Lanza, J.; Varela-Simo, G. (Mar 2005). "Comparison between clinical and pathologic staging in 2,994 cases of lung cancer.". Ann Thorac Surg 79 (3): 974-9; discussion 979. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2004.06.004. PMID 15734416.