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stage II esophageal cancer
Stage II is divided into stage IIA and stage IIB, depending on where the cancer has spread. In stage IIA, cancer has spread to the layer of esophageal muscle or to the outer wall of the More…
stage II gastric cancer
Cancer has spread (1) completely through the mucosal (innermost) layer of the stomach wall and is found in 7 to 15 lymph nodes near the tumor, or (2) to the muscularis (middle) layer of the More…
stage II Hodgkin's lymphoma
Cancer that is found in two or more lymph node areas on the same side of the diaphragm (the thin muscle under the lungs that helps one breathe), or is found in only one area or organ More…
stage II hypopharynx cancer
Cancer that involves more than one area of the hypopharynx or is between 2 and 4 centimeters (between 0.75 and 1.5 inches)
stage II kidney cancer
Tumor that is larger than 7 centimeters (2.75 inches)
stage II laryngeal cancer
Cancer that is found in the larynx only and has not spread to lymph nodes in the area or to other parts of the body. The exact definition of stage II depends on whether the cancer started More…
stage II lip and oral cavity cancer
Cancer that is larger than 2 centimeters (about 1 inch) but smaller than 4 centimeters (about 2 inches) and has not spread to lymph nodes in the area
stage II melanoma
Stage II is divided into stages IIA, IIB, and IIC. In stage IIA, the tumor is either 1 to 2 millimeters thick, with ulceration; or 2 to 4 millimeters thick, with no ulceration. In stage More…
stage II mesothelioma
Cancer that has spread beyond the lining of the chest to lymph nodes in the chest
stage II multiple myeloma
Cancer in which a moderate number of cancer cells have spread throughout the body
stage II nasopharyngeal cancer
Stage II is divided into stage IIA and stage IIB. In stage IIA, cancer has spread from the nasopharynx (the upper part of the throat behind the nose) to the oropharynx (the middle part of More…
stage II non-small cell lung cancer
Cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes
stage II oropharynx cancer
Tumor that is between 2 and 4 centimeters (0.75 and 1.5 inches) and is confined to the oropharynx
stage II ovarian cancer
Cancer that is found in one or both ovaries or has spread to one or more of the following: uterus, fallopian tubes, other body parts within the pelvis
stage II pancreatic cancer
Cancer that has spread to nearby organs such as the stomach, spleen, or colon but has not entered the lymph nodes
stage II prostate cancer
Cancer that may be found by a needle biopsy performed because a blood test showed elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA); or cancer that may be felt in the prostate during a rectal More…
stage II testicular cancer
Cancer has spread to the lymph nodes in the abdomen
stage II Wilms' tumor
Cancer has spread to tissue near the kidney, to blood vessels, or to the renal sinus (a part of the kidney through which blood and fluid enter and exit). The cancer can be completely More…
stage IIA soft tissue sarcoma
The cancer 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
stage IIB melanoma
Melanoma in which the tumor is more than 4 millimeters thick. It has spread through the lower part of the inner layer of skin (dermis) and into subcutaneous (under the skin) tissue, but not More…
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