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Pancreatic Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)

  • Updated: 07/31/2014

Table 4. Definitions of TNM Stage IIBa

Stage TNM Description Illustration 
aReprinted with permission from AJCC: Exocrine and endocrine pancreas. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 241-9.
IIBT1, N1, M0T1 = Tumor limited to the pancreas, ≤2 cm in greatest dimension.
N1 = Regional lymph node metastasis.
M0 = No distant metastasis.
T2, N1, M0T2 = Tumor limited to the pancreas, >2 cm in greatest dimension.
N1 = Regional lymph node metastasis.
M0 = No distant metastasis.
T3, N1, M0T3 = Tumor extends beyond the pancreas but without involvement of the celiac axis or the superior mesenteric artery.
N1 = Regional lymph node metastasis.
M0 = No distant metastasis.