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Node stages

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The lymph node staging characteristics for lung cancer are:

  • N0:
    • no lymph node metastases

  • N1:
    • metastases to peribronchial or ipsilateral perihilar lymph nodes

  • N2:
    • metastases to ipsilateral mediastinal or subcarinal lymph nodes

  • N3:
    • metastases to contralateral hilar, ipsilateral or contralateral scalene or supraclavicular lymph nodes

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