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View in Spanish: Cáncer de vías biliares extrahepáticas en estadio III

Stage III extrahepatic bile duct cancer ( EK-struh-hih-PA-tik bile dukt KAN-ser)
Cancer has spread (1) to the main portal vein (major blood vessel that carries blood to the liver from organs in the abdomen) or to both branches of the portal vein; or (2) to the hepatic artery (major blood vessel that carries blood to the liver from the heart); or (3) to other nearby organs or tissues, such as the colon, stomach, small intestine, or abdominal wall. Cancer may also have spread to nearby lymph nodes.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.