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Cancer Staging and Grading

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Cancer staging and grading help estimate the prognosis and decide on appropriate course of treatment. This simplified infographics shows the stages in easy to understand pictorial format.

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Cancer Staging and Grading

  1. 1. TA RG TWOMA A C C O T A R G EE T W O M N .N .O M M ! CANCER GRADING ! ! ! One in four deaths in the US is due to Cancer ! COMMON CANCERS IN MEN COMMON CANCERS IN WOMEN Source: Cancer Statistics 2014 from American Cancer Society Cancer Staging : How invasive the cancer is Cancer Grading: How different the cells are from normal cells TNM Staging T: Size of primary tumor ! N: Spread to lymph nodes ! M: Metastasis ! ! ! TX TO Cannot be measured No evidence of primary tumor ! ! Tis Abnormal cells but no spread T1, T2, and T3 & T4: T1 refers to an early stage and small tumor and as the number increases it means an advanced cancer stage. T4 means an advanced and large tumor. N0 N1 N2 N3 NX Lymph nodes not affected Number of nodes affected, size and location Cancer stage not clear M0 M1 MX Not spread elsewhere Spread away from primary tumor to other parts Cancer stage not clear ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Number grading in cancer 0: carcinoma in situ or pre-cancer stage. ! Stage 1: Tumor not spread to lymph and under 2 cm ! Stage 2: The tumor is usually around 2-5 cm and localized. ! Stage 3: Tumor has spread and is more than 5 cm. ! Stage 4: Possibility of secondary cancer. For detailed reading, check out www.targetwoman.com/articles/cancer-stagingand-grading.html

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