Lung Cancer, Stage IIIA (3)

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Title: Lung Cancer, Stage IIIA (3)
Description: Stage IIIA lung cancer (3); drawing shows (a) a primary tumor (larger than 7 cm) in the left lung and (b) separate tumors in a different lobe of the lung with the primary tumor. Also shown is cancer that has spread to the (c) trachea, (d) carina, (e) esophagus, (f) breastbone, (g) diaphragm, (h) heart, and (i) the aorta and vena cava.

Stage IIIA lung cancer (3). Cancer may have spread to lymph nodes on the same side of the chest as the primary tumor. The lymph nodes with cancer are in the lung or near the bronchus. Also, one or more of the following is found: (a) the primary tumor is larger than 7 centimeters; and/or (b) there are one or more separate tumors in a different lobe of the lung with the primary tumor; and/or the tumor is any size and cancer has spread to any of the following: (c) trachea, (d) carina, (e) esophagus, (f) breastbone or backbone, (g) diaphragm, (h) heart, (i) major blood vessels that lead to or from the heart (aorta or vena cava), or the nerve that controls the larynx (not shown).
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Respiratory/Thoracic System
Cancer Types -- Lung Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR682121
Date Created: July 10, 2022
Date Added: April 15, 2011
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow