Hypopharyngeal Cancer Stage IVA. Definition

Medical Definition: Hypopharyngeal Cancer Stage IVA

Hypopharyngeal cancer Stage IV is divided into stages IVA, IVB and IVC. In stage IVA, the tumor may be any of the following characteristics: 1) any size and has spread to nearby soft tissue, connective tissue, thyroid, or esophagus cancer can be found in one lymph node on the same side of the neck (the lymph node is three centimeters or less) or one or more lymph nodes anywhere in the neck (all these lymph nodes are six inches or less), 2) is only one area of ??the hypopharynx, is two centimeters or less, and has spread to one or more lymph nodes anywhere in the neck (all these lymph nodes are six inches or less), 3) is more than one area of ??the hypopharynx, is in nearby tissues or is larger than two centimeters but not larger than four centimeters, and has not spread to the larynx, the cancer has spread to one or more lymph nodes anywhere in the neck (all these lymph nodes are six inches or less) , 4) is larger than four centimeters or has spread to the larynx, the cancer has also spread to one or more lymph nodes anywhere in the neck (all these lymph nodes are six inches or less).

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