stage IIIA adult primary liver cancer
Pronunciation: (... uh-DULT PRY-mayr-ee LIH-ver KAN-ser)
Stage III adult primary liver cancer is divided into stages IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC. In stage IIIA there is either (1) more than one tumor larger than 5 centimeters; or (2) one tumor that has spread to a major branch of blood vessels near the liver.
Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms2004-01-23 Date last modified: 2005-04-18