Clinical T

This input is used for staging


**Note 1:** Retroperitoneal sarcomas are classified as deep tumors. Only T1b or T2b are available. **Note 2:** Tumor size must be known to assign T. You may use a physician’s statement of the T category if this is the only information in the medical record. * If no size or category is specified, assign TX **Note 3:** Assign the appropriate T category based on the tumor size for the following descriptions Tumor confined to site of origin Adjacent connective tissue Adjacent organs/structures Adrenal(s) (suprarenal gland(s)) Aorta Ascending colon Bone/cartilage Descending colon Kidney(s) Pancreas Vena cava Vertebra Further contiguous extension, including: Extension to colon other than ascending or descending Localized, NOS


Clinical T Clinical T Display Description Registrar Notes
cX cTX Primary tumor cannot be assessed Clinical classification criteria met, evaluation done:
Physician unable to assess T
Extension cannot be determined
Tumor size (TS) unknown for T categories where TS needed to determine T
Physician assigns cTX, no other information available to determine T
c0 cT0 No evidence of primary tumor
c1B cT1b Tumor 5 cm or less in greatest dimension
Deep tumor
Stated as T1b or T1 [NOS]
c2B cT2b Tumor more than 5 cm in greatest dimension
Deep tumor
Stated as T2b or T2 [NOS]
88 88 Not applicable Primary site/histology not TNM defined
Death certificate only (DCO) case
<BLANK> BLANK See Registrar Notes Clinical classification criteria not met
Clinical classification criteria met, evaluation done:
No information about diagnostic workup
Results not documented in record
Clinical evaluation of primary tumor not done or unknown if done
Tumor first detected on surgical resection (no clinical workup)
Evidence of metastatic disease [(cM1) or (pM1)], no other workup
Only Clinical Stage Group documented (no T, N, or M information available)