stage II gastric cancer

Pronunciation: (... GAS-trik KAN-ser)

Stage II gastric cancer is divided into stages IIA and IIB. In stage IIA, cancer (1) may have spread to the submucosa (layer of tissue next to the mucosa) of the stomach wall. Cancer has spread to 3 to 6 nearby lymph nodes; or (2) has spread to the muscle layer of the stomach wall. Cancer has spread to 1 or 2 nearby lymph nodes; or (3) has spread to the subserosa (layer of connective tissue next to the muscle layer) of the stomach wall. In stage IIB, cancer (1) may have spread to the submucosa of the stomach wall. Cancer has spread to 7 to 15 nearby lymph nodes; or (2) has spread to the muscle layer of the stomach wall. Cancer has spread to 3 to 6 nearby lymph nodes; or (3) has spread to the subserosa of the stomach wall. Cancer has spread to 1 or 2 nearby lymph nodes; or (4) has spread to the serosa (outermost layer) of the stomach wall.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Layers of the stomach wall. The wall of the stomach is made up of the mucosa (innermost layer), submucosa, muscle layer, subserosa, and serosa (outermost layer). The stomach is an organ in the upper abdomen.

Date last modified: 2018-08-15Gastric Cancer TreatmentTratamiento del cáncer de estómago