TNM system for ovarian cancer
Video: Ovarian Cancer StagingDr. Timothy McCay, a radiologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, briefly discusses the diagnostic imaging tools used to stage ovarian cancer.
The ovarian cancer staging process uses the TNM system:
- Tumor (T) describes the size of the original tumor.
- Lymph Node (N) indicates whether the cancer is present in the lymph nodes.
- Metastasis (M) refers to whether cancer has spread to other parts of the body, usually the liver, bones or brain.
Once the T, N and M scores have been assigned, an overall ovarian cancer stage is assigned.