stage II Merkel cell carcinoma

Pronunciation: (stayj ... MER-kul sel KAR-sih-NOH-muh)

Stage II Merkel cell carcinoma is divided into stages IIA and IIB. In stage IIA, the tumor is larger than 2 centimeters. In stage IIB, the tumor has spread to nearby connective tissue, muscle, cartilage, or bone.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2007-01-05 Date last modified: 2018-01-09