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mediastinum

[me-dee-uh-STY-num] any structure or area of the body that is between other parts. Commonly refers to the central part of the chest, which is surrounded by the breastbone, the backbone, and both lungs. The chest mediastinum contains the heart, large blood vessels, trachea, esophagus, and lymph nodes. See also lymph nodes.

How is malignant mesothelioma staged?

... It may or may not also affect the pleura lining the diaphragm (the breathing
muscle) or the mediastinum (the space between the lungs). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/malignantmesothelioma/detailedguide/malignant-mesothelioma-staging

What is thymus cancer?

... cancer staged?”. Other cancers in the mediastinum. Other cancers and
tumors can occur in the mediastinum. Cancers can ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/thymuscancer/detailedguide/thymus-cancer-what-is-thymus-cancer

How is non-small cell lung cancer staged?

... lymph nodes around the carina (the point where the windpipe splits into the
left and right bronchi) or in the space between the lungs (mediastinum). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/detailedguide/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-staging

How is small cell lung cancer staged?

... lymph nodes around the carina (the point where the windpipe splits into the
left and right bronchi) or in the space between the lungs (mediastinum). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-smallcell/detailedguide/small-cell-lung-cancer-staging

How are lung carcinoid tumors staged?

... carina (the point where the windpipe splits into the left and right bronchi) or
to lymph nodes in the space between the lungs (mediastinum) on the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcarcinoidtumor/detailedguide/lung-carcinoid-tumor-staging

Cancer Glossary

... See also mediastinum. ... mediastinum Search [me-dee-uh-STY-num]. any
structure or area of the body that is between other parts. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=m

References: Thymus cancer detailed guide

... Cameron RB, Loehrer PJ, Thomas CR. Neoplasms of the mediastinum. ... Sovak
MA, Aisner SC, Aisner J. Tumors of the pleura and mediastinum. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/thymuscancer/detailedguide/thymus-cancer-references

What is small cell lung cancer?

... Lung cancer cells can enter lymphatic vessels and begin to grow in lymph
nodes around the bronchi and in the mediastinum (the area between the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-smallcell/detailedguide/small-cell-lung-cancer-what-is-small-cell-lung-cancer

What is non-small cell lung cancer?

... Lung cancer cells can enter lymphatic vessels and begin to grow in lymph
nodes around the bronchi and in the mediastinum (the area between the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/detailedguide/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-what-is-non-small-cell-lung-cancer

Lung Carcinoid Tumor

... The transducer can be pointed in different directions to look at lymph nodes
and other structures in the mediastinum (the area between the lungs). ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003117-pdf.pdf