What Does Stage Four Of Metastasis After Mammogram Indicate?
Stage four indicate distant metastasis.
Sorry to know about your illness.There are four stages of breast cancer.
Breast cancer staging depend upon size of tumour,lymph node involvement and metastasis.
Stage III is divided into subcategories known as IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC.
Stage IIIA indicates no tumour is seen in the breast or the tumour may be any size and cancer is found in 4 to 9 lymph glands under the arm or in the lymph glands near the breastbone
The tumour is larger than 5cm and small clusters of breast cancer cells are in the lymph nodes
The tumour is more than 5cm and has spread into up to 3 lymph nodes in the armpit or to the lymph nodes near the breastbone.
Stage IIIB indicates that tumour has spread to the skin of the breast or to the chest wall and made an ulcer or caused swelling.The cancer may have spread to up to 9 lymph nodes in the armpit or to the lymph glands near the breastbone.
Stage IIIC indicate tumour can be any size or there may be no tumour but there is cancer in the skin of the breast causing swelling or an ulcer and it has spread to the chest wall. It has also spread to
10 or more lymph nodes in the armpit.
Lymph nodes above or below the collar bone.
Lymph nodes in the armpit and near the breastbone.
Stage IV describes invasive breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast and lymph nodes to other organs of the body such as the lungs,distant lymph nodes, skin,bones,liver or brain.
Get well soon.
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