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    Renal Cell Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Stage Information for Renal Cell Cancer

    Table 3. Distant Metastasis (M)a

    a Reprinted with permission from AJCC: Kidney. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 479-89.
    M0 No distant metastasis.
    M1 Distant metastasis.

    Table 4. Anatomic Stage/Prognostic Groupsa

    Stage T N M
    a Reprinted with permission from AJCC: Kidney. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 479-89.
    I T1 N0 M0
    II T2 N0 M0
    III T1 or T2 N1 M0
    T3 N0 or N1 M0
    IV T4 Any N M0
    Any T Any N M1

    References:

    1. Bassil B, Dosoretz DE, Prout GR Jr: Validation of the tumor, nodes and metastasis classification of renal cell carcinoma. J Urol 134 (3): 450-4, 1985.
    2. Golimbu M, Joshi P, Sperber A, et al.: Renal cell carcinoma: survival and prognostic factors. Urology 27 (4): 291-301, 1986.
    3. Robson CJ, Churchill BM, Anderson W: The results of radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma. J Urol 101 (3): 297-301, 1969.
    4. Consensus conference. Magnetic resonance imaging. JAMA 259 (14): 2132-8, 1988.
    5. Kidney. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 479-89.

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    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
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