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Cancer Staging Fresno CA

A stage of cancer is a descriptor of how much the cancer has spread in a person in Fresno. The stage is usually determined by the size of a tumor, how deep it is and whether it has invaded other cells.

Ming Choo Kuan, MD
(559) 459-4000
2615 E Clinton Ave
Fresno, CA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Nat'L Univ Of Singapore, Fac Of Med, Singapore
Graduation Year: 1985

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Ming C Kua, MD
(559) 225-6100
2615 E Clinton Ave
Fresno, CA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Anita Maria Xavier, MD
(559) 225-6100
2615 E Clinton Ave
Fresno, CA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1976

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Venkateswara Reddy Avula
(559) 459-5721
445 S Cedar Ave
Fresno, CA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Mary Margaret Hadcock
(559) 320-4300
6167 N Fresno St
Fresno, CA
Specialty
Surgical Oncology

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Anita Maria Xavier
(559) 228-5327
2615 E Clinton Ave
Fresno, CA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Lisa E Lamberth
(559) 228-5330
2615 E Clinton Ave
Fresno, CA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Lawrence Mark Stolberg, MD
(559) 459-4000
445 S Cedar Ave
Fresno, CA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1968

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Abdul Mustajeeb Haseeb, MD
6121 N Thesta St
Fresno, CA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1990

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Klaus Dietrich Hoffmann, MD
(559) 431-0995
6323 N Fresno St Ste 105
Fresno, CA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
French, German, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Ruprecht-Karl-Univ, Med Fak, Heidelberg, Germany (407-10 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: St Agnes Med Ctr, Fresno, Ca; Fresno Comm Med Ctr, Fresno, Ca
Group Practice: Klaus D Hoffmann Inc

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Cancer Staging

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Cancer Staging

Author: Mercy Maranga

A stage of cancer is a descriptor of how much the cancer has spread. The stage is usually determined by the size of a tumor, how deep it is and whether it has invaded other cells. It is also determined by the number of lymph nodes it has metastasized to as well as whether it has, spread to distant organs. Cancer staging is key because the stage at which cancer is diagnosed is a predictor of survival. Treatment change is also done based on the stage of the cancer.

Staging of cancer can be divided into two. There is the clinical stage and there is the pathologic stage. Clinical stage is based on the available information gained before surgery while pathologic stage gives additional information obtained through examination of the tumor microscopically. In the pathologic stage, a pathologist examines sections of the tissue

Although clinical and pathologic stages complement each other, pathologic staging is usually considered accurate because it allows direct examination of the tumor and it's spread. Clinical staging on the other hand is limited because the tumor is still in the body and therefore only indirect observations can be made.

Cancer staging is crucial because treatment is directly related to the stage of the disease. Incorrect staging could therefore lead to improper treatment and hence reduce the chances of survival. Specific staging systems are used for specific types of cancer. There are however some cancers that do not have a staging system. Overall stage grouping, also known as Roman Numerical staging uses the numerals I, II, III, and IV to describe the progression of cancer.

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