8 doctors weighed in:
Are there different grading system for different cancers?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Rizzieri
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Each type has its own grading and or staging system.

In brief: Yes
Each type has its own grading and or staging system.
Dr. David Rizzieri
Dr. David Rizzieri
Thank
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Grading of tumors is done by a pathologist based on the microscopic findings.
Generally tumors may be classified as well, moderately or poorly differentiated. There are specific grading systems for other tumors, e.g., gleason grading for prostatic cancer. Please note that clinical staging is generally more important than pathologic grade.

In brief: Yes
Grading of tumors is done by a pathologist based on the microscopic findings.
Generally tumors may be classified as well, moderately or poorly differentiated. There are specific grading systems for other tumors, e.g., gleason grading for prostatic cancer. Please note that clinical staging is generally more important than pathologic grade.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Thank
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Yes
Different cancers have different grading systems and staging systems.
Grade usually refers to how agressive the cells look under the microscope. Stage refers to how advanced the cancer is depending on how deep it is into the tissue, or whether it has spread to lymph nodes, etc. The lower the number, the better.

In brief: Yes
Different cancers have different grading systems and staging systems.
Grade usually refers to how agressive the cells look under the microscope. Stage refers to how advanced the cancer is depending on how deep it is into the tissue, or whether it has spread to lymph nodes, etc. The lower the number, the better.
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Thank
Read more answers from doctors