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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


stage IV esophageal squamous cell carcinoma  listen  (... ee-SAH-fuh-JEE-ul SKWAY-mus sel KAR-sih-NOH-muh)

  Cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

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Stage IV squamous cell cancer of the esophagus; drawing shows other parts of the body where esophagus cancer may spread, including the lung, liver, adrenal gland, kidney, and bone. An inset shows cancer spreading through the blood and lymph nodes to other parts of the body.