Staging of Breast Cancer
T stands for primary Tumor in the staging of Breast Cancer.
A T4 tumor is a tumor of any size with direct extesion to the chest wall (a) or skin (b).
- T4a = extension to chest wall
- T4b = Edema or ulceration of the skin of the breast. Includes peau d’orange look of the skin.
- T4c = both a and b above.
- T4d = inflammatory carcinoma
For interest here’s the other T staging designations for Breast Cancer:
- T1 = < 2 cm
- T2 = 2-5 cm
- T3 = > 5 cm