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, IIIB, and IIIC, depending on where the cancer has spread. In stage IIIA, cancer (1) is in the mucosa or submucosa layer and may have spread into the muscle layer of the esophagus wall, and cancer is found in 3 to 6 lymph nodes near the tumor; or (2) has spread into the connective tissue layer of the esophagus wall, and cancer is found in 1 or 2 lymph nodes near the tumor; or (3) has spread into the diaphragm, pleura (tissue that covers the lungs and lines the inner wall of the chest cavity), or sac around the heart. The cancer can be removed by surgery. In stage IIIB, cancer has spread into the connective tissue layer of the esophagus wall. Cancer is found in 3 to 6 lymph nodes near the tumor. In stage IIIC, cancer has spread (1) into the diaphragm, pleura, or sac around the heart. The cancer can be removed by surgery. Cancer is found in 1 to 6 lymph nodes near the tumor; or (2) into other nearby organs, such as the aorta, trachea, or spine, and the cancer cannot be removed by surgery; or (3) to 7 or more lymph nodes near the tumor.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Stage IIIA squamous cell cancer of the esophagus (1). Cancer is in the mucosa or submucosa layer and may have spread into the muscle layer of the esophagus wall, and cancer is found in 3 to 6 lymph nodes near the tumor; OR cancer has spread into the connective tissue layer of the esophagus wall, and cancer is found in 1 or 2 lymph nodes near the tumor.Stage IIIA squamous cell cancer of the esophagus (2). Cancer has spread into the (a) diaphragm, (b) pleura (tissue that covers the lungs and lines the inner wall of the chest cavity), or (c) membrane (sac) around the heart. The cancer can be removed by surgery.Stage IIIB squamous cell cancer of the esophagus. Cancer has spread into the connective tissue layer of the esophagus wall. Cancer is found in 3 to 6 lymph nodes near the tumor.Stage IIIC squamous cell cancer of the esophagus (1). Cancer has spread into the (a) diaphragm, (b) pleura (tissue that covers the lungs and lines the inner wall of the chest cavity), or (c) membrane (sac) around the heart. The cancer can be removed by surgery. Cancer is found in 1 to 6 lymph nodes near the tumor.Stage IIIC squamous cell cancer of the esophagus (2). Cancer has spread into nearby organs, such as the aorta, trachea, or spine, and the cancer cannot be removed by surgery; OR cancer has spread to 7 or more lymph nodes near the tumor.Cáncer de esófago de células escamosas en estadio IIIA (1). El cáncer está en la capa de la mucosa o la submucosa, se pudo diseminar a la capa muscular de la pared del esófago, y se encuentra cáncer en 3 a 6 ganglios linfáticos cercanos al tumor; O el cáncer se diseminó a la capa de tejido conjuntivo de la pared del esófago y se encuentra cáncer en 1 o 2 ganglios linfáticos cercanos al tumor.Cáncer de esófago de células escamosas en estadio IIIA (2). El cáncer se diseminó a a) el diafragma, b) la pleura (tejido que recubre los pulmones y la pared interna de la cavidad torácica) o c) la membrana (bolsa) alrededor el corazón. El cáncer se puede extraer con cirugía.Cáncer de esófago de células escamosas en estadio IIIB. El cáncer se diseminó a la capa de tejido conjuntivo de la pared del esófago. Se encuentra cáncer en 3 a 6 ganglios linfáticos cercanos al tumor.Cáncer de esófago de células escamosas en estadio IIIC (1). El cáncer se diseminó a a) el diafragma, b) la pleura (tejido que recubre los pulmones y la pared interna de la cavidad torácica) o c) la membrana (bolsa) alrededor el corazón. El cáncer se puede extraer con cirugía y se encuentra en 1 a 6 ganglios linfáticos cercanos al tumor.Cáncer de esófago de células escamosas en estadio IIIC (2). El cáncer se diseminó a los órganos cercanos, como la aorta, la tráquea o la espina vertebral, y no se puede extraer con cirugía; O el cáncer se diseminó a siete o más ganglios linfáticos cercanos al tumor.2011-12-20 Date last modified: 2014-11-03Esophageal Cancer TreatmentCáncer de esófago: Tratamiento