stage IIB breast cancer

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Stage II is divided into stages IIA and IIB. In stage IIB, the tumor is (1) larger than 2 centimeters but not larger than 5 centimeters. Small clusters of breast cancer cells (larger than 0.2 millimeter but not larger than 2 millimeters) are found in the lymph nodes; or (2) larger than 2 centimeters but not larger than 5 centimeters. Cancer has spread to 1 to 3 axillary lymph nodes or to the lymph nodes near the breastbone (found during a sentinel lymph node biopsy); or (3) larger than 5 centimeters. Cancer has not spread to the lymph nodes.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Stage IIB breast cancer. The tumor is larger than 2 centimeters but not larger than 5 centimeters and small clusters of cancer cells (larger than 0.2 millimeter but not larger than 2 millimeters) are found in the lymph nodes (left panel); OR the tumor is larger than 2 centimeters but not larger than 5 centimeters 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 5 centimeters and has not spread to the lymph nodes (right panel).Cáncer de mama en estadio llB. El tumor mide más de 2 cm, pero no más de 5 cm, y se encuentran pequeños grupos de células cancerosas en los ganglios linfáticos (dibujo de la izquierda); O el tumor mide más de 2 cm, pero no más de 5 cm, y el cáncer se encuentra entre 1 a 3 ganglios linfáticos de la axila o en los ganglios linfáticos cerca del esternón (dibujo del medio); O el tumor mide más de 5 cm, pero 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