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If conclusive, the TMN Staging System can indicate the tumour’s size, location, and whether it has spread to the lymph nodes or another part of the body (metastasis).
These results will have a combination of the letters T (tumour), N (node) and M (metastasis) and a number to indicate the stage of each, or an X if the result cannot be evaluated.
The number next to the T describes the size and spread of the cancer:
T1 and T2 tumours are known as localised prostate cancer. The cure rate for localised prostate cancer is very high. Treatment options include Active Surveillance, Radical Prostatectomy, Hormone / Radiotherapy or Focal Therapy, including HIFU Focal Therapy.
T3 prostate cancer is considered to be a relatively advanced stage and radical treatment is necessary.
For a patient to be able to consider HIFU Focal Therapy as a viable treatment option, the cancer tumour must reside only in the prostate gland and not have grown outside the prostate.
For TNM T (tumour) results of 3 or above the cancer tumour is also located outside of the prostate gland and is not suitable to treated with HIFU Focal Therapy.
If you have received your TNM Staging results and would like to discuss what they mean for your diagnosis and treatment options we would be happy to offer advice and information.
As a group of consultants we are passionate about prostate cancer sufferers knowing about all of their treatment options.
We know that settling on the right treatment is a big decision for you. If you would like to speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable patient advocates about your diagnosis and the HIFU Focal Therapy treatment option then please do not hesitate to get in touch today.
All enquiries to The Focal Therapy Clinic are confidential, and we are delighted to offer our advice and support with no obligation.