stage IIIC breast cancer

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Stage III is divided into stages IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC. In stage IIIC, no tumor is found in the breast or the tumor may be any size. Cancer may have spread to the skin of the breast and caused swelling or an ulcer and/or has spread to the chest wall. Also, cancer has spread to: (1) 10 or more axillary lymph nodes; or (2) lymph nodes above or below the collarbone; or (3) axillary lymph nodes and lymph nodes near the breastbone. Cancer that has spread to the skin of the breast may also be inflammatory breast cancer. For treatment, stage IIIC breast cancer is divided into operable and inoperable stage IIIC.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Stage IIIC breast cancer. No tumor is found in the breast or the tumor may be any size and may have spread to the chest wall and/or to the skin of the breast and caused swelling or an ulcer. Also, cancer has spread to 10 or more axillary lymph nodes (left panel); OR to lymph nodes above or below the collarbone (middle panel); OR to axillary lymph nodes and lymph nodes near the breastbone (right panel). Cancer that has spread to the skin of the breast may be inflammatory breast cancer.Cáncer de seno (mama) en estadio lllC. No se encuentra tumor en la mama o el tumor puede ser de cualquier tamaño, y se pudo diseminar a la pared del pecho o a la piel de la mama y causar hinchazón o una úlcera. Además, el cáncer se diseminó a 10 o más ganglios linfáticos de la axila (dibujo de la izquierda); O a los ganglios linfáticos encima o debajo de la clavícula (dibujo del medio); O a los ganglios linfáticos de la axila y a los ganglios linfáticos cerca del esternón (dibujo de la derecha). El cáncer que se diseminó a la piel de la mama puede ser cáncer de seno (mama) inflamatorio.2004-03-24 Date last modified: 2012-10-02Breast Cancer TreatmentCáncer de seno (mama): Tratamiento