stage III skin cancer


stage III skin cancer
Cancer has spread below the skin to cartilage, muscle, or bone and/or to nearby lymph nodes, but not to other parts of the body.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

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  • stage IIIB breast cancer — Stage III breast cancer is divided into stages IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC. In stage IIIB, the cancer may be any size, has spread to tissues near the breast (the skin or chest wall, including the ribs and muscles in the chest), and may have spread to… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage III mycosis fungoides and the Sézary syndrome — In stage III, nearly all of the skin is reddened and there may be patches, plaques, or tumors. Lymph nodes may be enlarged but cancer has not spread to them. Stage III may also be classified based on how many abnormal lymphocytes (white blood… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • skin cancer — Malignant tumour of the skin, including some of the most common human cancers. Though recognizable at an early stage, it has a significant death rate. Light skinned people have the highest risk but can reduce it by limiting exposure to sunlight… …   Universalium

  • stage III cutaneous T-cell lymphoma — Nearly all of the skin is red, dry, and scaly; lymph nodes are either normal or enlarged but do not contain cancer cells …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage III melanoma — The tumor may be any thickness, with or without ulceration (formation of a break on the skin or surface of an organ), and (1) has spread to 1 or more lymph nodes; or (2) has spread into the nearby lymph system but not into nearby lymph nodes; or… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Cancer of the penis — is a disease in which malignant cells originate in the tissues of the penis. Cancer of the penis is rare in the United States. Men who are not circumcised at birth may have a higher risk for getting cancer of the penis. (A circumcision is an… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cancer staging — The stage of a cancer is a description (usually numbers I to IV with IV having more progression) of the extent the cancer has spread. The stage often takes into account the size of a tumor, how deeply it has penetrated, whether it has invaded… …   Wikipedia

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