Occult stage non-small cell lung cancer

What is Occult stage non-small cell lung cancer?

Occult stage non-small cell lung cancer meaning Cancer cells are found in sputum (mucus coughed up from the lungs), but no tumor can be found in the lung by imaging tests or bronchoscopy, or the tumor is too small to be checked.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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