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What does it mean to have a stages of neuroblastoma?

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Dr. Janet Meller
Surgery - Pediatric
6 doctors agree

In brief: It is for treatment

Cancers are given stages to help with prognosis and treatment .
Low stage numbers are better than higher numbers in general.

In brief: It is for treatment

Cancers are given stages to help with prognosis and treatment .
Low stage numbers are better than higher numbers in general.
Dr. Janet Meller
Dr. Janet Meller
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Dr. Michael Blum
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: How bad is it?

Many diseases, especially tumors or cancers, are described by the term "stages".
This implies that the condition has spread or worsened. Treatment may be different depending on the level of spread or the stage.

In brief: How bad is it?

Many diseases, especially tumors or cancers, are described by the term "stages".
This implies that the condition has spread or worsened. Treatment may be different depending on the level of spread or the stage.
Dr. Michael Blum
Dr. Michael Blum
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See link

For a nice summary for patients of staging for neuroblastoma, see the national cancer institute page at: http://www.
Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/neuroblastoma/patient/page2.

In brief: See link

For a nice summary for patients of staging for neuroblastoma, see the national cancer institute page at: http://www.
Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/neuroblastoma/patient/page2.
Dr. Scott Diede
Dr. Scott Diede
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Different degrees

Neuroblastoma can occurr in various stages.
Stages 1-4 describe how extensive the tumor is and degree of spread. One is least and more easily treated. Four is more extensive and may need more aggressive therapy.

In brief: Different degrees

Neuroblastoma can occurr in various stages.
Stages 1-4 describe how extensive the tumor is and degree of spread. One is least and more easily treated. Four is more extensive and may need more aggressive therapy.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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