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Definition of Ajcc staging system

Ajcc staging system Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
A system developed by the American Joint Committee on Cancer for describing the extent of cancer in a patient's body. The descriptions include TNM: T describes the size of the tumor and if it has invaded nearby tissue, N describes any lymph nodes that are involved, and M describes metastasis (spread of cancer from one body part to another). 
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Ajcc staging system Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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The AJCC staging system is a classification system developed by the American Joint Committee on Cancer for describing the extent of disease progression in cancer patients. It utilizes in part the TNM scoring system: Tumor size, Lymph Nodes affected, Metastases.

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