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    Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Stage Information for Malignant Mesothelioma

    Table 2. Regional Lymph Nodes (N)a

    a Reprinted with permission from AJCC: Pleural mesothelioma. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 271-7.
    NX Regional lymph nodes cannot be assessed.
    N0 No regional lymph node metastases.
    N1 Metastases in the ipsilateral bronchopulmonary or hilar lymph nodes.
    N2 Metastases in the subcarinal or the ipsilateral mediastinal lymph nodes including the ipsilateral internal mammary and peridiaphragmatic nodes.
    N3 Metastases in the contralateral mediastinal, contralateral internal mammary, ipsilateral or contralateral supraclavicular lymph nodes.

    Table 3. Distant Metastasis (M)a

    a Reprinted with permission from AJCC: Pleural mesothelioma. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 271-7.
    M0 No distant metastasis.
    M1 Distant metastasis present.

    Table 4. Anatomic Stage/Prognostic Groupsa

    Stage T N M
    a Reprinted with permission from AJCC: Pleural mesothelioma. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 271-7.
    I T1 N0 M0
    IA T1a N0 M0
    IB T1b N0 M0
    II T2 N0 M0
    III T1, T2 N1 M0
    T1, T2 N2 M0
    T3 N0, N1, N2 M0
    IV T4 Any N M0
    Any T N3 M0
    Any T Any N M1

    References:

    1. Chahinian AP, Pass HI: Malignant mesothelioma. In: Holland JC, Frei E, eds.: Cancer Medicine e.5. 5th ed. Hamilton, Ontario: B.C. Decker Inc, 2000, pp 1293-1312.
    2. Pleural mesothelioma. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 271-7.

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    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
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