stage IIB soft tissue sarcoma
Pronunciation: (...TIH-shoo sar-KOH-muh)
Stage II is divided into stages IIA and IIB. In stage IIB, the tumor is mid-grade (somewhat likely to grow and spread quickly) 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).
Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer TermsDate last modified: 2010-12-17