Stage 3

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Stage 3                

IIIA

  • No tumor, or tumor can be any size, cancer has spread to lymph nodes, or
  • Tumor is larger than 5 centimeters, small clusters of cancer cells are found in lymph nodes, or
  • Tumor is larger than 5 centimeters, cancer has spread to lymph nodes.


IIB

  • Tumor can be any size.
  • Cancer has spread to the chest wall and/ or skin of the breast.
  • There may be swelling or an ulcer present.
  • Cancer may have spread to lymph nodes.


IIIC

  • No tumor, or tumor can be any size.
  • Cancer has spread to the chest wall and/ or skin of the breast.
  • There may be swelling or an ulcer present.
  • Cancer may have spread to lymph nodes.
  • Cancer is either inoperable or operable breast cancer.

 

 


Reference

National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health