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Cancer Staging Sacramento CA

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

Lisa M Guirguis
(916) 453-5951
1020 29th St
Sacramento, CA
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Surgical Oncology

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Paul Jerome Rosenberg
(916) 454-6700
2800 L St
Sacramento, CA
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Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Dr.Robert E Quadro
(916) 733-3333
3000 Q St # 5
Sacramento, CA
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Oncologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Samer Shihabi
(916) 454-6700
2800 L St
Sacramento, CA
Specialty
Hematology

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Robert Stephen Miller
(916) 454-6700
2800 L St
Sacramento, CA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

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Gregory Murray Graves, MD
(916) 454-6900
2800 L St
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1974

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Delphine W Ong
(916) 454-6700
2800 L St
Sacramento, CA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

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Luko Michael Laptalo
(916) 454-6700
2800 L St
Sacramento, CA
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Hematology

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David T Harrison
(916) 454-6700
2800 L St
Sacramento, CA
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Hematology

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George Bolton
(916) 453-9999
3161 L St
Sacramento, CA
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Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Neuroradiology

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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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