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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


stage I AIDS-related lymphoma  listen  (... ree-LAY-ted lim-FOH-muh)

  Stage I is divided into stages I and IE. In stage I, cancer is found in one lymphatic area (lymph node group, tonsils and nearby tissue, thymus, or spleen). In stage IE, cancer is found in one organ or area outside the lymph nodes.

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Stage I AIDS-related lymphoma; drawing shows cancer in one lymph node group above the diaphragm. An inset shows a lymph node with a lymph vessel, an artery, and a vein. Lymphoma cells containing cancer are shown in the lymph node.