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Lymphomas: These are malignant tumors that include Hodgkin’s disease and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Germ cell tumors: These are tumors that develop from reproductive cells but may grow in the mediastinum. These tumors are found in both men and women.
Other factors in diagnosis and treatment planning There are additional considerations beyond type and subtype that affect recommendations your care team may make for treatment.
Tumor size offers clues about how quickly the tumor may have developed and how likely it is to spread beyond the lung. Larger cancers are more likely to progress to the lymph nodes.
Grade assigns a numeric value to describe how abnormal the cancer cells appear under the microscope. The higher the number the more aggressive the cancer is. Lower numbers are usually associated with a slower growth
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