NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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stage III salivary gland cancer
(...SA-lih-VAYR-ee gland KAN-ser)
One of the following is true: (1) the tumor is larger than 4 centimeters and/or cancer has spread to soft tissue around the salivary gland; or (2) the tumor is any size and cancer may have spread to soft tissue around the salivary gland. Cancer has spread to one lymph node on the same side of the head or neck as the tumor. The lymph node is 3 centimeters or smaller and cancer has not grown outside the lymph node.