stage III esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Pronunciation: (... ee-SAH-fuh-JEE-ul SKWAY-mus sel KAR-sih-NOH-muh)

Stage III is divided into stages IIIA and IIIB, depending on where the cancer has spread. In stage IIIA, cancer has spread (1) into the mucosa layer, thin muscle layer, or submucosa layer of the esophagus wall. Cancer is found in 3 to 6 lymph nodes near the tumor; or (2) into the thick muscle layer of the esophagus wall. Cancer is found in 1 or 2 lymph nodes near the tumor. In stage IIIB, cancer has spread (1) into the thick muscle layer or the connective tissue layer of the esophagus wall. Cancer is found in 1 to 6 lymph nodes near the tumor; or (2) into the diaphragm, pleura, sac around the heart, azygos vein, or peritoneum. Cancer may be found in 0 to 2 lymph nodes near the tumor.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Stage IIIA squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus. Cancer has spread into the mucosa layer, thin muscle layer, or submucosa layer of the esophagus wall. Cancer is found in 3 to 6 lymph nodes near the tumor; OR cancer has spread into the thick muscle layer of the esophagus wall. Cancer is found in 1 to 2 lymph nodes near the tumor.

Caption: Stage IIIB squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus (1). Cancer has spread into the thick muscle layer or the connective tissue layer of the esophagus wall. Cancer is found in 1 to 6 lymph nodes near the tumor.

Caption: Stage IIIB squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus (2). Cancer has spread into the (a) diaphragm, (b) azygos vein, (c) pleura, (d) sac around the heart, or peritoneum (not shown). Cancer may be found in 0 to 2 lymph nodes near the tumor.

2011-12-20 Date last modified: 2019-06-26Esophageal Cancer Treatment (Adult)Tratamiento del cáncer de esófago en adultos