Stage 0 Throat Cancer.
Called carcinoma in situ, this is the really beginning of the scale.
It describes irregular cells in the lining of the throat that have the prospective to end up being cancer.
Stage I Throat Cancer.
Stage I describes an extremely early stage of cancer.
The tumor is not more than two centimeters, and the cancer has actually not reached the lymph nodes.
Stage II Throat Cancer.
Stage II describes a tumor that is larger than two centimeters but not more than 4 centimeters.
Stage II cancer has not reached the lymph nodes.
Stage III Throat Cancer.
Stage III throat cancer describes cancer that either is larger than four centimeters or has spread to a.
lymph node on the same side of the neck as the tumor.
That lymph node is also smaller than 3 centimeters.
Stage IV Throat Cancer.
Stage IV is the most-advanced phase of throat cancer.
The tumor might be any size, but it has actually infected:
- close by tissue, such as the neck, trachea, thyroid, esophagus, jaw, mouth, or other places.
- one big lymph node (more than three centimeters in size) on the very same side of the neck as the growth, multiple lymph nodes of any size on the exact same side of the neck as the tumor, or one lymph node of any size on the side of the neck opposite the tumor.
- far-off parts of the body beyond the throat, such as the lungs.
Throat cancer may be stage IV when it is first identified.
Stage IV throat cancer can likewise be persistent throat cancer (cancer that has actually returned after treatment).