In the occult stage (TX, N0, M0), cancer cells are found in a sample of a patient's coughed-up sputum, but no cancer cells have yet been detected in the lung.
Treatment Options. Surgically removing the tumor (if one can be located) can allow doctors to identify the stage, and often results in a cure.
Stage 0 or carcinoma in situ (Tis, N0, M0) are noninvasive cancers. Only a few layers of cancer cells are detected within one local...Read more
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Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
Surgical ProceduresSurgery is performed in the following circumstances:The surgical removal of an entire lobe or parts of a lung is the primary... Read more »