Cancer of the gallbladder with stage IIB. Definition

Medical Definition: Cancer of the gallbladder with stage IIB

The gallbladder cancer Stage II is divided into stages IIA and IIB. In stage IIB, cancer has spread in one of the following ways: 1) beyond the innermost layer of tissue and to nearby lymph nodes, or 2) to the muscle layer and nearby lymph nodes, 3 ) beyond the muscle layer into tissue surrounding the muscle and nearby lymph nodes, or 4) through the tissue that covers the gallbladder or to the liver, or a nearby organ such as the stomach, small intestine , colon, pancreas or bile ducts outside the liver, and to nearby lymph nodes.

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