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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


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

  The tumor is either (1) high-grade (likely to grow and spread quickly), larger than 5 centimeters, and 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); or (2) any grade, any size, and has spread to nearby lymph nodes.