stage IV esophageal adenocarcinoma

Pronunciation: (... ee-SAH-fuh-JEE-ul A-deh-noh-KAR-sih-NOH-muh)

Stage IV is divided into stages IVA and IVB, depending on where the cancer has spread. In stage IVA, cancer has spread (1) into the diaphragm, pleura, sac around the heart, azygos vein, or peritoneum. Cancer is found in 3 to 6 lymph nodes near the tumor; or (2) into nearby structures, such as the aorta, airway, or spine. Cancer may be found in 0 to 6 lymph nodes near the tumor; or (3) to 7 or more lymph nodes near the tumor. In stage IVB, cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the liver or lung.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Stage IVA adenocarcinoma of the esophagus (1). Cancer has spread into the (a) diaphragm, (b) azygos vein, (c) pleura, (d) sac around the heart, or peritoneum (not shown). Cancer is found in 3 to 6 lymph nodes near the tumor.

Caption: Stage IVA adenocarcinoma of the esophagus (2). Cancer has spread into nearby structures, such as the airway, aorta, or spine. Cancer may be found in 0 to 6 lymph nodes near the tumor.

Caption: Stage IVA adenocarcinoma of the esophagus (3). Cancer has spread to 7 or more lymph nodes near the tumor.

Caption: Stage IVB adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. Cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the liver or lung.

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