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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


stage IIB soft tissue sarcoma  listen  (...TIH-shoo sar-KOH-muh)

  Stage II is divided into stages IIA and IIB. In stage IIB, the tumor is mid-grade (somewhat likely to grow and spread quickly) and larger than 5 centimeters. It may be either superficial (in subcutaneous tissue with no spread into connective tissue or muscle below) or deep (in the muscle and may be in connective or subcutaneous tissue).