NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,380 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- stage III adult soft tissue sarcoma of the trunk, arms, and legs
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Stage III is divided into stages IIIA and IIIB. In stage IIIA, the tumor is larger than 5 centimeters but not larger than 10 centimeters and is mid grade or high grade. Mid-grade and high-grade cancer cells look more abnormal under a microscope and grow and spread more quickly than low-grade cancer cells. In stage IIIB, the tumor is larger than 10 centimeters and is mid grade or high grade.