TNM system for uterine cancer
Uterine cancer is staged using the American Joint Committee on Cancer 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 stage is assigned.
The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics has a similar staging system known as FIGO. Unlike the TNM system, the FIGO system does not include stage 0.