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T Stages

T Stages

December 14, 2021
Emily Cassidy, MD
Emily Cassidy, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

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So the T stages run 1 through 4. There are subsets within each category: 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B. Again, that doesn’t equal stage 1 through 4. The T component is just a part of the staging. And where we really get a full understanding of that T component is on the pathology report that comes after the specimen has been removed in surgery. Up until surgery, we’re really only working on our best estimate as to what the stage of that tumor is.