Nasopharyngeal Cancer TNM Staging

TNM Staging | AJCC 2017

Questions

1.Primary Tumour (T)
2.Regional Lymph Nodes (N)
3.Distant Metastasis (M)

About

The TNM staging system anatomically classifies malignancies based on the extent of the primary tumour, regional lymph node involvement, and distant metastases. Staging helps physicians decide eligibility for clinical trials, define a patient's prognosis, and determine best treatment options.

The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) publishes the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual every 6-8 years. This tool is based on the 8th edition (2017) which represents the most up to date TNM staging guide.

References

AJCC Cancer Staging Manual.

American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC). 8th edition. New York: Springer; 2017.

The Nasopharyngeal Cancer TNM Staging calculator is created by QxMD.

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1. Primary Tumour (T)

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