Skip to main content

Table 7 Distribution of stages of tumors in HCC group according to the AJCC

From: S100A14 protein as diagnostic and prognostic marker in hepatocellular carcinoma

AJCC stageStage groupingStage descriptionNo%
IAT1a
N0
M0
A single tumor 2 cm (4/5 in.) or smaller that has not grown into blood vessels (T1a).
It has not spread to nearby lymph nodes (N0) or to distant sites (M0).
617.1%
IBT1b
N0
M0
A single tumor larger than 2 cm (4/5 in.) that has not grown into blood vessels (T1b).
The cancer has not spread to nearby lymph nodes (N0) or to distant sites (M0).
38.6%
IIT2
N0
M0
Either a single tumor larger than 2 cm (4/5 in.) that has grown into blood vessels, OR more than one tumor but none larger than 5 cm (about 2 in.) across (T2).
It has not spread to nearby lymph nodes (N0) or to distant sites (M0).
1337.1%
IIIAT3
N0
M0
More than one tumor, with at least one tumor larger than 5 cm across (T3).
It has not spread to nearby lymph nodes (N0) or to distant sites (M0).
720.0%
IIIBT4
N0
M0
At least one tumor (any size) that has grown into a major branch of a large vein of the liver (the portal or hepatic vein) (T4).
It has not spread to nearby lymph nodes (N0) or to distant sites (M0).
617.1%
  1. This Table 7 shows that 17.1% was IA tumor stage, 8.6% was IB tumor stage, 37.1% was II tumor stage, 20.0% was IIIA tumor stage, and 17.1% was IIIB tumor stage