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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


stage IV esophageal adenocarcinoma  listen  (... ee-SAH-fuh-JEE-ul A-deh-noh-KAR-sih-NOH-muh)

  Cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

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Stage IV adenocarcinoma 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.