Fast Five Quiz: Stage III Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Maurie Markman, MD


May 05, 2021

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, and metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most lethal form, with a 5-year survival rate of just over 5%. In approximately 40% of new lung cancer diagnoses, the disease has already reached an advanced stage. One third of newly diagnosed individuals have reached stage III—locally advanced disease. Stage III NSCLC has three main stages: stage IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC. The stage is based on the size of the tumor and the location of the lymph nodes to which the cancer has spread. Diagnostic tests are used to stage the disease, which helps determine appropriate treatment and prognosis. While survival rates vary, stage III lung cancer is treatable.

How much do you know about stage III NSCLC? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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