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What does it mean for cancer to be staged three? Is that worse or better than stage 2?

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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology

In brief: Worse

Higher stage implies a larger or more widespread cancer.

In brief: Worse

Higher stage implies a larger or more widespread cancer.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: Worse.

The stage of a cancer is correlated with the risk of cancer spread and is determined by a number of factors unique to that type of cancer. The higher the number, the higher the risk.

In brief: Worse.

The stage of a cancer is correlated with the risk of cancer spread and is determined by a number of factors unique to that type of cancer. The higher the number, the higher the risk.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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