To make things easier, we stage the breast cancer into stage groups.
It can broadly be divided into localized, locally advanced or metastatic disease.
Localised disease includes cases up to T2 N1 M0 and T3 N0 M0.
Starting from T3 N1 M0 and onwards all N2 and N3 and T4 cases are included under locally advanced disease.
Metastasis to other sites, as we have discussed previously is called M1 disease.
In my case summary, it was written locally advanced but I didn’t understand, now I understand what it means.
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