Stage III bile duct cancer
Stage III bile duct cancer is divided into two subcategories:
- Stage IIIA: The disease has spread to the main portal vein, the common hepatic artery, duodenum (first part of the small intestine), colon, stomach or abdominal wall, but not beyond. The cancer has not spread to the lymph nodes or distant sites (Example Grouping: T3, N0, M0).
- Stage IIIB: Cancer cells are found in nearby lymph nodes, but the cancer has not spread to distant sites (Example Grouping: T3, N1, M0).