Hodgkin's Lymphoma Stage III adult. Definition

Medical Definition: Hodgkin's Lymphoma Stage III adult

Stage III is divided into stage III, stage IIIE, stage IIIS, and stage IIIS + E. In stage III, cancer is found in one or more groups of lymph nodes above or below the diaphragm (the thin muscle below the lungs that helps breathing and separates the chest from the abdomen). In stage IIIE, cancer is found in lymph node groups above and below the diaphragm and nearby area or organ outside the lymph nodes. In stage IIIS, cancer is found in lymph node groups above or below the diaphragm and spleen. In stage IIIE + S, the cancer is found in lymph node groups above or below the diaphragm, in nearby organ or area, and spleen. Stage III is also divided into stage III (1) and III (2). In stage III (1), the cancer is found only in the upper abdomen above the renal vein. In stage III (2), cancer in the lymph nodes in the pelvis or near the aorta.

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