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How is stage IV breast cancer different from stage III breast cancer?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Location

In stage iii, the cancer still hasn't spread far beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes.
However, in this stage there typically are many lymph nodes involved or the tumor is so large it extends to the chest wall or involves the skin of the breast. stage IV breast cancer has spread to distant sites of the body.

In brief: Location

In stage iii, the cancer still hasn't spread far beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes.
However, in this stage there typically are many lymph nodes involved or the tumor is so large it extends to the chest wall or involves the skin of the breast. stage IV breast cancer has spread to distant sites of the body.
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: Distant Spread

Stage IV breast cancer means that the cancer has spread to another organ such as the lungs, liver, or bone.
Stage iii cancer describes a cancer that is large, has grown into the chest wall or skin of the breast, and/or is extensively involving the adjacent lymph nodes.

In brief: Distant Spread

Stage IV breast cancer means that the cancer has spread to another organ such as the lungs, liver, or bone.
Stage iii cancer describes a cancer that is large, has grown into the chest wall or skin of the breast, and/or is extensively involving the adjacent lymph nodes.
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