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How far has my cancer progressed (what stage is it)?
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Staging is done at
Diagnosis to determine this.
The tumor arises in an organ, we search for its local extent, involvement of nodes, or travel to distant organs. This varies with each organ and tumor type.

In brief: Staging is done at
Diagnosis to determine this.
The tumor arises in an organ, we search for its local extent, involvement of nodes, or travel to distant organs. This varies with each organ and tumor type.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
In brief: Doctors will measure
Before treatment is started, doctors do a variety of tests to determine if your cancer is localized or has spread to other places in the body.
Using blood test, x-rays, ct scans, MRI and pet scans (not necessarily all of these for each patient) they will stage the cancer using very specific criteria established for every type of cancer. This helps your doctor determine treatment and prognosis.

In brief: Doctors will measure
Before treatment is started, doctors do a variety of tests to determine if your cancer is localized or has spread to other places in the body.
Using blood test, x-rays, ct scans, MRI and pet scans (not necessarily all of these for each patient) they will stage the cancer using very specific criteria established for every type of cancer. This helps your doctor determine treatment and prognosis.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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