Regional Cancer Center ~ Erie, PA

stage IVB lip and oral cavity cancer

Stage IV is divided into stages IVA, IVB, and IVC. In stage IVB, the tumor has spread to one or more lymph nodes that are larger than 6 centimeters (about 2 inches); or cancer has spread to the muscles or bones in the oral cavity (mouth), or to the base of the skull, and/or the carotid artery (blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the head). Cancer may also have spread to one or more lymph nodes in the neck.