A system for describing stages of cancer. T describes the size of the tumor and whether it has grown into nearby tissues. N describes any lymph nodes involved. M describes metastasis.
A tumour staging system for classifying patients with thyroid cancer into groups based on tumour size (T), presence of lymph node metastases (N), and the presence of distant metastases (M). Also referred as "tumour-node-metastasis."
An abbreviation for tumor, lymph nodes, and metastases, a method of describing important features about a cancer.