Desmoid Tumor: Stages

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 11/2022

ON THIS PAGE: You will learn about how doctors describe a tumor’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 parts of the body.

There are no official staging systems for desmoid tumors. Instead, the health care team develops a treatment plan based on the individual's specific situation. This may include the size of the tumor, if the tumor is causing symptoms or complications, and other factors.

Information about the tumor will help the doctor recommend a specific treatment plan. The next section in this guide is Types of Treatment. Use the menu to choose a different section to read in this guide.