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Soft tissue tumors
Staging

Reviewer: Vijay Shankar, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 March 2013, last major update November 2012
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General
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Primary tumor (T)
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TX: Primary tumor cannot be assessed
T0: No evidence of primary tumor
T1: Tumor 5 cm or less in greatest dimension
T1a: Superficial tumor
T1b: Deep tumor
T2: Tumor more than 5 cm
T2a: Superficial tumor
T2b: Deep tumor

Notes: Regional lymph nodes (N)
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NX: Regional lymph nodes cannot be assessed
N0: No regional lymph node metastasis
N1: Regional lymph node metastasis

Distant metastasis (M)
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M0: No distant metastasis
M1: Distant metastasis

Histologic grade (G)
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GX: Grade cannot be assessed
G1: Grade 1 of 3 (low grade)
G2: Grade 2 of 3
G3: Grade 3 of 3 (high grade)

Stage grouping
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IA: T1a-b N0 M0 G1, GX
IB: T2a-b N0 M0 G1, GX
IIA: T1a-b N0 M0 G2-3
IIB: T2a-b N0 M0 G2
III: T2a-b N0 M0 G3
Any T N1 M0 Any G
IV: Any T Any N M1 Any G

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