Staging for Nasopharyngeal Cancer Staging

Nasopharyngeal tumors are staged as follows:

TX: Primary tumor cannot be assessed.

T0: No evidence of primary tumor.

Tis: Carcinoma in situ.

T1: Tumor limited to one subsite of nasopharynx.

T2: Tumor invades more than one subsite of the nasopharynx.

T3: Tumor invades nasal cavity or oropharynx or both.

T4: Tumor invades skull, cranial nerves or both.

Publication Review By: Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 14 Aug 1999

Last Modified: 18 Sep 2015