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what is staging scans and plan for sx?

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Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Staging and planning: Staging scans are typically done in setting of newly diagnosed cancer to determine the stage (1–4) of the cancer. The more advanced the stage the lower the long-term survival. Planning scans are typically done by surgeons prior to an operation in order to determine anatomical layout and to plan the approach of the surgery.
Answered on Oct 5, 2013
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