Stages of Lung Cancer:


Stage I & II

Early cancers
Stage III
Locally advanced cancer
Stage IV
Metastatic cancer


Treatment varies from patient to patient and is dependent on a variety of factors such as the stage of cancer, the patient's co-morbid conditions, and so on. Below is a table that broadly outlines the treatment that will be given to patients based on the stage of the disease.

Primary treatment
(main treatment used to rid your body of cancer)

Stage I, II & III (N0 OR N1)

Radiation therapy
Stage I & II (lung only)

Stage IIB outside the lung, Stage III (N0.N1, N2, N3),

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