Stage groupings are determined by combining the T, N, and M values
from the TNM system. These groupings give an overall description of your cancer. A stage
grouping can have a value of 0 or of Roman numerals I through IV (1 through 4). The
higher the number, the more advanced your cancer is.
These are the stage groupings of stomach cancer and what they
also called carcinoma in situ).
cancer is found only in the mucosa.
. The cancer is not in the distant organs. But it has grown in one of these
II. The cancer is not in the distant organs. But it has grown in one of these
III. The cancer is not in distant organs and has grown in one of these ways:
IV. The cancer has grown into any layers of the stomach and may or may not have
spread to lymph nodes. It has spread beyond the stomach to distant parts of the body,
such as the lungs, bones, or brain.
Recurrent disease. This means that
your cancer has come back (recurred) after it’s been treated. It may come back in your
stomach or in another part of the body, such as your liver or lymph nodes.