stage IIA breast cancer

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Stage II is divided into stages IIA and IIB. In stage IIA, (1) no tumor is found in the breast or the tumor is 2 centimeters or smaller. Cancer (larger than 2 millimeters) is found in 1 to 3 axillary lymph nodes or in the lymph nodes near the breastbone (found during a sentinel lymph node biopsy); or (2) the tumor is larger than 2 centimeters but not larger than 5 centimeters. Cancer has not spread to the lymph nodes.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Stage IIA breast cancer. No tumor is found in the breast and cancer is found in 1 to 3 axillary lymph nodes or lymph nodes near the breastbone (left panel); OR the tumor is 2 centimeters or smaller and cancer is found in 1 to 3 axillary lymph nodes or lymph nodes near the breastbone (middle panel); OR the tumor is larger than 2 centimeters but not larger than 5 centimeters and has not spread to the lymph nodes (right panel).Cáncer de mama en estadio llA. No hay un tumor en la mama, pero se encuentra cáncer en 1 a 3 ganglios linfáticos de la axila, o en los ganglios linfáticos cerca del esternón (dibujo de la izquierda); O el tumor mide 2 cm o menos, y se encuentra cáncer en 1 a 3 ganglios linfáticos de la axila o en los ganglios linfáticos cerca del esternón (dibujo del centro); O el tumor mide más de 2 cm, pero menos de 5 cm, y no se diseminó hasta los ganglios linfáticos (dibujo de la derecha).2005-04-23 Date last modified: 2012-10-02Breast Cancer TreatmentCáncer de seno (mama): Tratamiento