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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



pulmonary sulcus tumor  listen  (PUL-muh-NAYR-ee SUL-kus TOO-mer)

  A type of lung cancer that begins in the upper part of a lung and spreads to nearby tissues such as the ribs and vertebrae. Most pulmonary sulcus tumors are non-small cell cancers. Also called Pancoast tumor.