stage IIIB breast cancer

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Stage III is divided into stages IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC. In stage IIIB, the tumor may be any size and cancer has spread to the chest wall and/or to the skin of the breast and caused swelling or an ulcer. Also, cancer may have spread to (1) up to 9 axillary lymph nodes; or (2) the lymph nodes near the breastbone. Cancer that has spread to the skin of the breast may also be inflammatory breast cancer.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Stage IIIB breast cancer. The tumor may be any size and cancer has spread to the chest wall and/or to the skin of the breast and caused swelling or an ulcer. Cancer may have spread to up to 9 axillary lymph nodes or the lymph nodes near the breastbone. Cancer that has spread to the skin of the breast may be inflammatory breast cancer.Cáncer de seno (mama) en estadio lllB. El tumor puede ser de cualquier tamaño y el cáncer se diseminó a la pared del pecho o a la piel de la mama y causó hinchazón o una úlcera. El cáncer se pudo diseminar hasta nueve ganglios linfáticos de la axila o a los ganglios linfáticos cerca del esternón. El cáncer que se diseminó a la piel de la mama puede ser cáncer de seno (mama) inflamatorio. Date last modified: 2012-10-02Breast Cancer TreatmentCáncer de seno (mama): Tratamiento