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Stage Information for Urethral Cancer

    Table 3. Regional Lymph Nodesa

    a Reprinted with permission from AJCC: Urethra. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 507-13.
    NXRegional lymph nodes cannot be assessed.
    N0No regional lymph node metastasis.
    N1Metastasis in a single lymph node 2 cm or less in greatest dimension.
    N2Metastasis in a single node more than 2 cm in greatest dimension, or in multiple nodes.

    Table 4. Distant Metastasisa

    a Reprinted with permission from AJCC: Urethra. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 507-13.
    M0No distant metastasis.
    M1Distant metastasis.

    Table 5. Anatomic Stage/Prognostic Groupsa

    StageTNM
    a Reprinted with permission from AJCC: Urethra. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 507-13.
    0aTaN0M0
    0isTisN0M0
    Tis puN0M0
    Tis pdN0M0
    IT1N0M0
    IIT2N0M0
    IIIT1N1M0
    T2N1M0
    T3N0M0
    T3N1M0
    IVT4N0M0
    T4N1M0
    Any TN2M0
    Any TAny NM1

    References:

    1. Urethra. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 508-9.
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