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Stages, types and grades

The stage of a cancer tells you how big it is and whether it has spread. The type tells which type of cell the cancer started from and the grade means how abnormal the cells look under the microscope.

Stages and grades

Find out about the staging and grading of lung cancer

Types

Find out about the different types of lung cancer.

TNM staging

Get information about the tumour, node and metastasis (TNM) staging system for lung cancer.

Limited and extensive stage (small cell lung cancer)

Read about what limited disease and extensive disease means for small cell lung cancer.

Stage 1

Find out what stage 1 lung cancer means and about treatment options.

Stage 2

Find out what stage 2 lung cancer means and about treatment options.

Stage 3

Find out what stage 3 lung cancer means and about treatment options.

Stage 4

Find out what stage 4 lung cancer means and about treatment options.

Last reviewed: 
31 Mar 2014

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