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Due to inclement weather the Advancements in Breast Cancer event scheduled for Tuesday, February 20 is cancelled. Compass Oncology Business Office, East, Rose Quarter and Tualatin locations will open late on Wednesday at 10 am. Be safe!

Lip & Oral Staging

For oral cancer, Stages I and II are combined and classified as “early cancer”. Stages III and IV are classified as “advanced cancer.” Here are the details of each class:

Early Cancer

Stage I or II oral cancer is usually a small tumor (smaller than a walnut), and no cancer cells are found in the lymph nodes.

Advanced Cancer

Stage III or IV oral cancer is usually a large tumor (as big as a lime). The cancer may have invaded nearby tissues or spread to lymph nodes or other parts of the body.