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Staging small cell lung cancer (SCLC)

While small cell lung cancer is sometimes staged using the TNM system (for information see Staging NSCLC), it is commonly staged as either limited or extensive:

Limited - generally means the cancer has not spread beyond one lung and the lymph nodes near that lung
Extensive - generally means the cancer is in both lungs and may have spread to distant organs

Learn more about staging small cell lung cancer (SCLC)

How is small cell lung cancer staged? (American Cancer Society)

Stages of small cell lung cancer (National Cancer Institute)

 

See also:

Treatment of SCLC