occult stage non-small cell lung cancer

Definition / meaning of occult stage non-small cell lung cancer

Cancer cells are found in sputum (mucus coughed up from the lungs), but no tumor can be found in the lung by imaging tests or bronchoscopy, or the tumor is too small to be checked.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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