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Skin Cancer (Non-Melanoma) - Stages

ON THIS PAGE: You will learn about how doctors describe a cancer’s growth or spread. This is called the stage. To see other pages, use the menu.

Staging is a way of describing where the cancer is located, if or where it has spread, and whether it is affecting other parts of the body.

Doctors use diagnostic tests to find out the cancer's stage, so staging may not be complete until all the tests are finished. Knowing the stage helps the doctor to decide what kind of treatment is best and can help predict a patient's prognosis, which is the chance of recovery.

Vulvar Cancer - Stages

ON THIS PAGE: You will learn how doctors describe a cancer’s growth or spread. This is called the stage. Use the menu to see other pages.

Staging is a way of describing where the cancer is located, if or where it has spread, and whether it is affecting other organs in the body. For vulvar cancer, the stage is determined by performing surgery and evaluating the removed tissues, the vulva, the underlying and nearby tissues, and the lymph nodes in the groin.

Thymoma - Stages

ON THIS PAGE: You will learn about how doctors describe a cancer’s growth or spread. This is called the stage. Classification is also important in describing thymoma. To see other pages, use the menu.

Stomach Cancer - Stages

ON THIS PAGE: You will learn about how doctors describe a cancer’s growth or spread. This is called the stage. To see other pages, use the menu.

Staging is a way of describing where the cancer is located, if or where it has spread, and whether it is affecting other parts of the body. Doctors use diagnostic tests to find out the cancer's stage, so staging may not be complete until all of the tests are finished. Knowing the stage helps the doctor to decide what kind of treatment is best and can help predict a patient's prognosis, which is the chance of recovery.

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