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Table 3. Distant Metastasis (M)a

a Reprinted with permission from AJCC: Major salivary glands (parotid, submandibular, and sublingual) . In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 79-86.
M0No distant metastasis.
M1Distant metastasis.

Table 4. Anatomic Stage/Prognostic Groupsa

StageTNM
a Reprinted with permission from AJCC: Major salivary glands (parotid, submandibular, and sublingual) . In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 79-86.
IT1N0M0
IIT2N0M0
IIIT3N0M0
T1N1M0
T2N1M0
T3N1M0
IVAT4aN0M0
T4aN1M0
T1N2M0
T2N2M0
T3N2M0
T4aN2M0
IVBT4bAny NM0
Any TN3M0
IVCAny TAny NM1

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