Stage III head and neck cancer
A stage III head and neck tumor means one of the following:
- The head and neck tumor is larger than 4 cm across, and no cancer cells are present in nearby structures, lymph nodes, or distant sites (Example: T3, N0, M0).
- The head and neck tumor is any size but has not grown into nearby structures or distant sites. However, cancer cells are present in one lymph node, which is located on the same side of the head or neck as the primary tumor and is smaller than 3 cm across (Example: T1–3, N1, M0).
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