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|Types and Stages of Breast Cancer
Questions about the different types and stages of breast cancer.
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|3/15/2012||i was diagnoised with poorly deffierntiated ductal adenocarcinoma the overall findings results in a tnm classification of pt2, pno ,pmx can you explain what the initialls mean|
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|3/16/2012||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. The p is stage given by pathologic examination of a surgical specimen. Staging consists of 3 categories: T tumor, N nodes, and M metastatsis to distant organs. So you are T2, which indicates your tumor is greater than 2 cm; No which means @ cancer cells not found in lymph nodes; and Mx: distant metastasis cannot be evaluated.|
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