NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Esophageal Cancer - page 19

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
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: Esophageal Cancer
Version 1.2013
Part 2: Cancer staging
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Definitions:
azygos vein:
A large vein
on the right side of the
spine within the chest
inferior pulmonary vein:
A vein that returns blood
from the lungs back to the
heart
thoracic inlet:
The center
of a ring of bones at the top
of the ribcage
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Read page 16
for definitions of
histologic grades.
Table 1
(continued)
Adenocarcinoma
Stage T
N M Grade
0
Tis
(HGD)
N0 M0 1, X
IA T1 N0 M0 1–2, X
IB T1 N0 M0 3
T2 N0 M0 1–2, X
IIA T2 N0 M0 3
IIB T3 N0 M0 Any
T1–2 N1 M0 Any
IIIA T1–2 N2 M0 Any
T3 N1 M0 Any
T4a N0 M0 Any
IIIB T3 N2 M0 Any
IIIC T4a N1–2 M0 Any
T4b Any M0 Any
Any N3 M0 Any
IV Any Any M1 Any
Used with the permission of the American Joint Committee on Cancer
(AJCC), Chicago, Illinois. The original source for this material is the
AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, Seventh Edition (2010), published by
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC,
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