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Adult Primary Liver Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)

  • Updated: 07/11/2014

Table 1. Primary Tumor (T)a

aReprinted with permission from AJCC: Liver. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 191-9.
TXPrimary tumor cannot be assessed.
T0No evidence of primary tumor.
T1Solitary tumor without vascular invasion.
T2Solitary tumor with vascular invasion or multiple tumors none >5 cm.
T3aMultiple tumors >5 cm.
T3bSingle tumor or multiple tumors of any size involving a major branch of the portal vein or hepatic vein.
T4Tumor(s) with direct invasion of adjacent organs other than the gallbladder or with perforation of visceral peritoneum.