There are two ways of staging testicular cancer.
The first is called ‘TNM staging’
T – tumour size
N – indicates if the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes
M – metastasis – indicates if cancer has spread to other parts of the body
The second is numbered stages.
Stage 1 – cancer is contained inside your testicles
Stage 2 – cancer has spread from the testicles into the lymph nodes in the abdomen and pelvis
Stage 3 – cancer has spread into the lymph nodes in your upper chest