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Lung Cancer Staging

According to American Cancer Society statistics, lung cancer stages and corresponding 5-year survival rate as follow:

Lung Cancer Stage I: 77-92%;

Lung Cancer Stage II: 53-68%;

Lung Cancer Stage III: 13-36%;

Lung Cancer Stage IV: less than 10%.

Early treatment is the important factor to improve the 5-year relative survival rate of lung cancer patients. Doctors use staging information to help plan treatment and to predict a patient’s prognosis.

If you want to know the treatment plan for different stages of lung cancer, make online appointment or call us at 010 2066616 (KL Office) or 010 8988919 (Penang Office) now.

TNM system

The T refers to the size and extent of the main tumor. The main tumor is usually called the primary tumor.

T1, T2, T3, T4: refers to the size and/or extent of the main tumor. The higher the number after the T, the larger the tumor or the more it has grown into nearby tissues.

The N refers to the number of nearby lymph nodes that have cancer.

N1, N2, N3: refers to the number and location of lymph nodes that contain cancer. The higher the number after the N, the more lymph nodes that contain cancer.

The M refers to whether the cancer has metastasized. This means that the cancer has spread from the primary tumor to other parts of the body.

M0, M1: Cancer has not spread to other parts of the body.

(The treatment for different stages of lung cancer is only for reference)

Lung cancer, lung cancer stages, St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou

Lung Cancer Stages and Corresponding Treatments

 Stage 0 Lung Cancer: Tis (Carcinoma in situ), N0, M0;

Treatment for Stage 0 Lung Cancer: Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), Laser Therapy or Brachytherapy.

• Stage I Lung Cancer: T1~T2, N0, M0 —— Tumor inside the lung;

Treatment for Stage I Lung Cancer: Surgery, Interventional Therapy, Cryotherapy, Nanoknife, Microwave Ablation, Combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine, Natural therapy.

 Stage II Lung Cancer: T1~T3, N0-N1, M0 ——the cancer has spread to hilus lymph nodes

Treatment for Stage II Lung Cancer: Surgery, Interventional Therapy, Cryotherapy, Nanoknife, Microwave ablation and Combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine.

 Stage III Lung Cancer: Any T, N1~N3, M0 ——the cancer cell has spread to mediastinum lymph nodes.

Treatment for Stage III Lung Cancer: Interventional Therapy, Cryotherapy, Particle Implantation, Natural Therapy, Nanoknife, Microwave ablation, and Combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine.

 Stage IV Lung Cancer: Any T stage, Any N, M1 —— the cancer has spread to distant organs, for example, brain, liver, skin and others distant tissues.

Treatment for Stage IV Lung Cancer: Interventional Therapy, Nanoknife, Cryotherapy, Particle Implantation, Natural Therapy, Microwave Ablation, Gene Targeted Therapy and Combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine.

 Recurrence of Lung Cancer: Cancer recurrence after the treatment can be found at lymph nodes, kidney, liver, bone and brain.

Treatment for Lung Cancer Recurrence: Interventional Therapy, Nanoknife, Microwave Ablation, Cryotherapy, Particle Implantation, Natural Therapy, Gene Targeted Therapy, and Combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine.

We can offer help if you are diagnosed with lung cancer. Make online appointment or contact us at 010 2066616 (KL Office) or 010 8988919 (Penang Office) now.

Different stages of lung cancer have different treatments. In St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, our Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) will plan treatment for lung cancer patients base on their body conditions and cancer stage, size and the location of the tumor. This will prevent lung cancer patient from suffering surgery and side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy and extend their survival time.

Different stages of cancer have different treatments.Our Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) will plan treatment for cancer patients base on their body conditions and cancer staging, size and the location of the tumor. so as to prevent patients from suffering surgery and side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy and extend their survival time.

Cancer pathology report is an important basis for oncologists to formulate follow-up treatment plans. We have collated the common terms in report for interpretation to help patients to have better understanding.

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