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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


stage IIIA adult primary liver cancer  listen  (... uh-DULT PRY-mayr-ee LIH-ver KAN-ser)

  Stage III adult primary liver cancer is divided into stages IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC. In stage IIIA there is either (1) more than one tumor larger than 5 centimeters; or (2) one tumor that has spread to a major branch of blood vessels near the liver.