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

    Table 2. Regional Lymph Nodes (N)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.
    NX Regional lymph nodes cannot be assessed.
    N0 No regional lymph node metastasis.
    N1 Metastasis in a single ipsilateral lymph node, ≤3 cm in greatest dimension.
    N2 Metastasis in a single ipsilateral lymph node, >3 cm but ≤6 cm in greatest dimension.
    Metastases in multiple ipsilateral lymph nodes, ≤6 cm in greatest dimension.
    Metastases in bilateral or contralateral lymph nodes, ≤6 cm in greatest dimension.
    N2a Metastasis in a single ipsilateral lymph node, >3 cm but ≤6 cm in greatest dimension.
    N2b Metastases in multiple ipsilateral lymph nodes, ≤6 cm in greatest dimension.
    N2c Metastases in bilateral or contralateral lymph nodes, ≤6 cm in greatest dimension.
    N3 Metastasis in a lymph node, > 6 cm in greatest dimension.

    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.
    M0 No distant metastasis.
    M1 Distant metastasis.
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