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Seventh Edition of the Cancer Staging Manual and Stage Grouping of Lung Cancer: Quick Reference Chart and Diagrams

Omar Lababede, MD; Moulay Meziane, MD; Thomas Rice, MD, FCCP; International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer International Staging Committee
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From the Imaging Institute (Drs Lababede and Meziane) and the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (Dr Rice), Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Correspondence to: Omar Lababede, MD, Imaging Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195; e-mail: lababeo@ccf.org


Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians (http://www.chestpubs.org/site/misc/reprints.xhtml).


© 2011 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2011;139(1):183-189. doi:10.1378/chest.10-1099
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Lung cancer remains the most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States. TNM staging, which is an important guide to the prognosis and treatment of lung cancer, has been revised recently. In this article, we propose a quick reference chart and diagrams that consolidate TNM staging information in a simple format. The current classification of lymph node stations and zones is illustrated as well.

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