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stage I pancreatic cancer
Cancer that is found only in the pancreas itself or has started to spread to the tissues next to the pancreas (such as the small intestine, the stomach, or the bile duct)
stage I prostate cancer
Cancer that is only in the prostate gland, cannot be felt during a digital rectal examination, is not visible by imaging, and causes no symptoms. It is usually found accidentally or because More…
stage I testicular cancer
Cancer that is found in the testicle only or has spread into the scrotum
stage I Wilms' tumor
Cancer that is found in the kidney only and can be completely removed by surgery
stage IA soft tissue sarcoma
Cancer in which the cells look very much like normal cells. The cancer is smaller than 5 centimeters (about 2 inches) and has not spread to lymph nodes or other parts of the body
stage IB soft tissue sarcoma
Cancer in which the cells look somewhat different from normal cells. The cancer is larger than 5 centimeters (about 2 inches) and has not spread to lymph nodes or other parts of the body More…
stage II adrenocortical cancer
Cancer that is larger than 5 centimeters (about 2 inches) and has not spread into tissues around the adrenal gland
stage II adult non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Stage II is divided into stage II and stage IIE. In stage II, cancer is found in two or more lymph node areas on the same side of the diaphragm. In stage IIE, cancer is found in an organ or More…
stage II adult primary liver cancer
One of the following is found: (1) one tumor, which is no larger than 2 centimeters and has spread into nearby blood vessels; or (2) more than one tumor, none of which is larger than 2 More…
stage II anal cancer
Cancer that has spread beyond the top layer of anal tissue and is larger than 2 centimeters (about 1 inch) but has not spread to nearby organs or lymph nodes
stage II bladder cancer
Cancer has spread to either the inner layer or outer layer of the muscle wall of the bladder
stage II breast cancer
Stage II breast cancer means one of the following: cancer is no larger than 2 centimeters but has spread to the lymph nodes in the armpit (the axillary lymph nodes); cancer is between 2 and More…
stage II cancer of the uterus
Cancer that has spread to the cervix
stage II cancer of the vulva
Cancer that is found in the vulva, the space between the opening of the rectum and the vagina (perineum), or both. The tumor is larger than 2 centimeters (larger than 1 inch)
stage II cervical cancer
Cancer has spread beyond the cervix but not to the pelvic wall (the tissues that line the part of the body between the hips). Stage II is divided into stages IIA and IIB, based on how far More…
stage II childhood non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Cancer is found (1) in only one area and in the lymph nodes around it; or (2) in two or more areas or lymph nodes on one side of the diaphragm (the thin muscle under the lungs that divides More…
stage II chronic lymphocytic leukemia
There are too many lymphocytes in the blood, the liver or spleen is larger than normal, and the lymph nodes may be larger than normal
stage II colorectal cancer
Cancer has spread outside the colon and/or rectum to nearby tissue, but it has not gone into the lymph nodes. Also called Dukes' B colorectal cancer
stage II cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
Stage II cutaneous T-cell lymphoma may be either of the following: (1) stage IIA, in which the skin has red, dry, scaly patches but no tumors, and lymph nodes are enlarged but do not More…
stage II endometrial cancer
Cancer has spread from the uterus to the cervix, but not beyond the cervix. Stage II is divided into stages IIA and IIB, based on how far the disease has spread into the cervix
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