stage IIIA breast cancer

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Stage III is divided into stages IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC. In stage IIIA, (1) no tumor is found in the breast or the tumor may be any size. Cancer is found in 4 to 9 axillary lymph nodes or in the lymph nodes near the breastbone (found during imaging tests or a physical exam); or (2) the tumor is larger than 5 centimeters. Small clusters of breast cancer cells (larger than 0.2 millimeter but not larger than 2 millimeters) are found in the lymph nodes; or (3) the tumor is larger than 5 centimeters. Cancer has spread to 1 to 3 axillary lymph nodes or to the lymph nodes near the breastbone (found during a sentinel lymph node biopsy).

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Stage IIIA breast cancer. No tumor is found in the breast or the tumor may be any size and cancer is found in 4 to 9 axillary lymph nodes or lymph nodes near the breastbone (left panel); OR the tumor is larger than 5 centimeters and small clusters of cancer cells (larger than 0.2 millimeter but not larger than 2 millimeters) are found in the lymph nodes (middle panel); OR the tumor is larger than 5 centimeters and cancer is found in 1 to 3 axillary lymph nodes or lymph nodes near the breastbone (right panel).Cáncer de mama en estadio lllA. No se encuentra tumor en la mama o el tumor puede ser de cualquier tamaño, y el cáncer se encuentra entre 4 a 9 ganglios linfáticos de la axila, o en los ganglios linfáticos cerca del esternón (dibujo de la izquierda); O el tumor mide más de 5 cm y se encuentran pequeños grupos de células cancerosas (de más de 0,2 mm, pero de no más de 2 mm) en los ganglios linfáticos (dibujo del medio); O el tumor mide más de 5 cm y se encuentra cáncer entre 1 a 3 ganglios linfáticos de la axila, o en los ganglios linfáticos cerca del esternón (dibujo de la derecha). Date last modified: 2012-10-02Breast Cancer TreatmentCáncer de seno (mama): Tratamiento