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Stage Information for Testicular Cancer

    Table 2. Regional Lymph Nodes (N)a

    a Reprinted with permission from AJCC: Testis. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 469-78.
    Clinical
    NXRegional lymph nodes cannot be assessed.
    N0No regional lymph node metastasis.
    N1Metastasis with a lymph node mass ≤2 cm in greatest dimension; or multiple lymph nodes, none >2 cm in greatest dimension.
    N2Metastasis with a lymph node mass >2 cm but not >5 cm in greatest dimension; or multiple lymph nodes, any one mass >2 cm but not >5 cm in greatest dimension.
    N3Metastasis with a lymph node mass >5 cm in greatest dimension.
    Pathologic (pN)
    pNXRegional lymph nodes cannot be assessed.
    pN0No regional lymph node metastasis.
    pN1Metastasis with a lymph node mass ≤2 cm in greatest dimension and ≤5 nodes positive, none >2 cm in greatest dimension.
    pN2Metastasis with a lymph node mass >2 cm but not >5 cm in greatest dimension; or >5 nodes positive, none >5 cm; or evidence of extranodal extension of tumor.
    pN3Metastasis with a lymph node mass >5 cm in greatest dimension.

    Table 3. Distant Metastasis (M)a

    a Reprinted with permission from AJCC: Testis. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 469-78.
    M0No distant metastasis.
    M1Distant metastasis.
    M1aNonregional nodal or pulmonary metastasis.
    M1bDistant metastasis other than to nonregional lymph nodes and lung.

    Table 4. Anatomic Stage/Prognostic Groupsa

    GroupTNMS (Serum Tumor Markers)
    a Reprinted with permission from AJCC: Testis. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 469-78.
    0pTisN0M0S0
    IpT1–4N0M0SX
    IApT1N0M0S0
    IBpT2N0M0S0
    pT3N0M0S0
    pT4N0M0S0
    ISAny pT/TxN0M0S1–3
    IIAny pT/TxN1–3M0SX
    IIAAny pT/TxN1M0S0
    Any pT/TxN1M0S1
    IIBAny pT/TxN2M0S0
    Any pT/TxN2M0S1
    IICAny pT/TxN3M0S0
    Any pT/TxN3M0S1
    IIIAny pT/TxAny NM1SX
    IIIAAny pT/TxAny NM1aS0
    Any pT/TxAny NM1aS1
    IIIBAny pT/TxN1–3M0S2
    Any pT/TxAny NM1aS2
    IIICAny pT/TxN1–3M0S3
    Any pT/TxAny NM1aS3
    Any pT/TxAny NM1bAny S
    1|2|3|4

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