If anybody noticed, I changed my answer above. I've seen too many AJCC (American Joint Council on Cancer) references...lol. I linked AJCC2002 for this descript
ion but if I used 2007 it would state the palpability of the tumor. The current table in use is AJCC2007. From my experience, the tables are reviewed every 5 years. Very subtle changes. The last major change was 1997 when T3c was dropped from staging. However some doctors still use that table. Confuses me as to why. (both why doctors don't all use the current tables, and as to why they changed it
It depends on which tables your doctors use.
Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 4/25/2009 10:38:08 AM (GMT-6)