December 5th, 2001

TNM System

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A system for describing the clinical stage of a cancerous tumor using T numbers that indicate whether the tumor is palpable or not and if palpable, the extent of the tumor (e.g., T1 and T2), as well as N+ for cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes and M+ for cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.

Tags: Cancer Dictionary, T, Uncategorized