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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



occult stage non-small cell lung cancer  listen  (uh-KULT ... sel lung KAN-ser)

  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.