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Explain the process of "staging" hodgkin's disease and the prognosi?

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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: More testing

Once hodgkin's has been confirmed, further testing is done to "stage" or determine the extent of disease (exam, ct/pet scans, etc).
There are 4 stages- stage i is disease in a single area; ii is in two separate areas on one side of the diaphragm; iii is on both sides of diaphragm and IV is widespread. Prognosis is worse the higher the stage but even the worse has 85% chance of remission.

In brief: More testing

Once hodgkin's has been confirmed, further testing is done to "stage" or determine the extent of disease (exam, ct/pet scans, etc).
There are 4 stages- stage i is disease in a single area; ii is in two separate areas on one side of the diaphragm; iii is on both sides of diaphragm and IV is widespread. Prognosis is worse the higher the stage but even the worse has 85% chance of remission.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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