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Urethral Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)

  • Updated: 03/12/2014

Table 2. Primary Tumor (T) (Male and Female)a

aReprinted with permission from AJCC: Urethra. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 507-13.
TXPrimary tumor cannot be assessed.
T0No evidence of primary tumor.
TaNoninvasive papillary, polypoid, or verrucous carcinoma.
TisCarcinoma in situ.
T1Tumor invades subepithelial connective tissue.
T2Tumor invades any of the following: corpus spongiosum, prostate, periurethral muscle.
T3Tumor invades any of the following: corpus cavernosum, beyond prostatic capsule, anterior vagina, bladder neck.
T4Tumor invades other adjacent organs.
Urothelial (Transitional Cell) Carcinoma of the Prostate
Tis puCarcinoma in situ, involvement of the prostatic urethra.
Tis pdCarcinoma in situ, involvement of the prostatic ducts.
T1Tumor invades urethral subepithelial connective tissue.
T2Tumor invades any of the following: prostatic stroma, corpus spongiosum, periurethral muscle.
T3Tumor invades any of the following: corpus cavernosum, beyond prostatic capsule, bladder neck (extraprostatic extension).
T4Tumor invades other adjacent organs (invasion of the bladder).