NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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stage III nonmelanoma skin cancer on the eyelid
(... non-MEH-luh-NOH-muh skin KAN-ser ... I-lid)
Stage III is divided into stages IIIA and IIIB. In stage IIIA, the tumor may be any size and may have spread to the edge of the eyelid where the lashes are, to the connective tissue in the eyelid, or to the full thickness of the eyelid, or to the eye, eye socket, sinuses, tear ducts, or brain, or to the tissues that support the eye. Cancer has spread to one lymph node on the same side of the body as the tumor and the node is 3 centimeters or smaller. In stage IIIB, the tumor may be any size and may have spread to the edge of the eyelid where the lashes are, to the connective tissue in the eyelid, or to the full thickness of the eyelid, or to the eye, eye socket, sinuses, tear ducts, or brain, or to the tissues that support the eye. Cancer has spread to (1) one lymph node on the same side of the body as the tumor and the node is larger than 3 centimeters; or (2) more than one lymph node on the opposite side of the body as the tumor or on both sides of the body.