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How many breast cancer stages are there?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: 5 (zero thru four)

The stage of breast cancer is based predominantly on the size of the cancer and lymph node (ln) involvement.
Stage 0 is pre-cancer (carcinoma-in-situ); stage 1 is small cancers +/- microscopic ln; stage 2 is larger cancers+/-overt ln involvement; stage 3 is cancer involving the skin or chest wall+/-many lns or those away from the armpit; stage 4 is cancer elsewhere in the body (metastatic disease).

In brief: 5 (zero thru four)

The stage of breast cancer is based predominantly on the size of the cancer and lymph node (ln) involvement.
Stage 0 is pre-cancer (carcinoma-in-situ); stage 1 is small cancers +/- microscopic ln; stage 2 is larger cancers+/-overt ln involvement; stage 3 is cancer involving the skin or chest wall+/-many lns or those away from the armpit; stage 4 is cancer elsewhere in the body (metastatic disease).
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Follow this link for a nice summary: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/breast/Patient/page2
Dr. Addagada Rao
Yes easier to explain than TNM clasification
Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Staging poster

http://www.cancerstaging.org/staging/posters/breast12x15.pdf.

In brief: Staging poster

http://www.cancerstaging.org/staging/posters/breast12x15.pdf.
Dr. Sean Canale
Dr. Sean Canale
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Dr. Amr Azim
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Four

Stage i and ii are called loco-regional (confined to the breast and the axillary area) and stage iii and IV spreads to more distant areas.

In brief: Four

Stage i and ii are called loco-regional (confined to the breast and the axillary area) and stage iii and IV spreads to more distant areas.
Dr. Amr Azim
Dr. Amr Azim
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