Stages of breast cancer
Breast cancer consists of 4 stages followed by sub stages. Stages defines that how much cancer have had spread in your body. The initial stage is known as stage 0. Just after this it ranges from stage (I) to stage (IV).
STAGE (I): this is the early stage of cancer in which cancer is small and only in the breast tissue.
Stage 1A: If cancer is spreads into 2cm or less than that.
Stage 1B: when small areas of breast cancer cells are found in the lymph.
There is TNM stages which stand for tumour, node, and metastasis
STAGE 2: In this stage either the cancer is I breast or in the lymph nodes.
Stage2A: There is a tumour 2cm or smaller than it, or cells are found in the 1 or 3 lymph.
Stage2B: when the tumour ranges from (2cm to less than 5cm)
STAGE 3: Cancer is found in lymph nodes close to the breast.
Stage 3A No tumour is found in the breast .it is found in 4 to 9 lymph.
Stage 3B: The cancer may have spread up to 9 lymph’s nodes.
Stage 3C: In this stage cancer can spread any size.it can spread upto 10 lymph’s nodes.
STAGE 4:In this stage the cancer is spread to other parts of the body.