stage IB soft tissue sarcoma

Pronunciation: (...TIH-shoo sar-KOH-muh)

Stage I is divided into stages IA and IB. In stage IB, the tumor is low-grade (likely to grow and spread slowly) and larger than 5 centimeters. It may be either superficial (in subcutaneous tissue with no spread into connective tissue or muscle below) or deep (in the muscle and may be in connective or subcutaneous tissue).

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Date last modified: 2010-12-17