Stage 1 lung cancer is a nonsmall cell cancer that has not spread from the lung to lymph nodes or other organs of the body, according to WebMD. Nonsmall cell lung cancers receive a stage of 1 to 4 based on their severity... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

Stage III lung cancer is cancer that has progressed to the point that the tumor is difficult or impossible to remove through surgery, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The tumor may have spread to a... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

There are seven stages of non-small-cell lung cancer, including the hidden or occult stage, stage 0 or carcinoma in situ, and stages I, II, IIIA, IIIB and IV, which is the final phase, notes the National Cancer Institute... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

According to, the ability to treat or cure lung cancer depends on the stage of the cancer and numerous other factors. Treatment options vary according to the severity of the cancer. More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

Around 30 percent of patients diagnosed with lung cancer have already reached stage 3, and their prognosis varies according to multiple factors, according to Dr. Lynne Eldridge, writing for The median survival... More »

Although smoking is not the only cause of lung cancer, 90 percent of all lung cancer cases are caused by smoking, according to WebMD. In nonsmokers, lung cancer can be caused by exposure to radon gas, secondhand smoke, a... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

The symptoms of stage 3B lung cancer include a persistent cough, a change in a smoker's cough, trouble breathing, shortness of breath, pain in the chest area, a wheezing sound when breathing, hoarseness of voice, headach... More »