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View in Spanish: Cáncer de la hipofaringe en estadio IVB

Stage IVB hypopharyngeal cancer ( HY-poh-fuh-RIN-jee-ul KAN-ser)
Stage IV hypopharyngeal cancer is divided into stages IVA, IVB, and IVC. In stage IVB, the tumor either (1) has spread to nearby soft tissue, connective tissue, blood vessels, the thyroid, or the esophagus, and may have spread to lymph nodes of any size; or (2) is any size and has spread to lymph nodes that are larger than 6 centimeters.

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