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Cancer Staging Stockton CA

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

Prasad Dighe, MD
(209) 466-2626
2626 N California St
Stockton, CA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1971

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Imtiaz Akram Malik, MD
(209) 941-0791
2800 N California St Ste 7
Stockton, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1977

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Vitune Vongtama
(209) 472-1848
4722 Quail Lakes Dr
Stockton, CA
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Barry Tepperman, MD
(209) 575-5870
4722 Quail Lakes Dr
Stockton, CA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1975

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Neelesh S Bangalore, MD
Stockton, CA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1983

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Aminder Singh Mehdi, MD
(209) 466-2626
2626 N California St # 201
Stockton, CA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dayanand Med Coll, Punjab Univ, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Med Ctr, Stockton, Ca
Group Practice: Stockton Hematology

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Lynette Carter Hart, MD
(209) 467-6560
1800 N California St
Stockton, CA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1973

Data Provided by:
Prabhjit Singh Purewal, MD
(209) 477-2000
4722 Quail Lakes Dr Ste A
Stockton, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Armed Forces Med Coll, Univ Of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1983

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Abbas Taherali Ghadialy, MD
(209) 476-2000
1305 Tommydon St
Stockton, CA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: L T M Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1982

Data Provided by:
Lay Lin Owyong
(209) 476-2000
7373 West Ln
Stockton, CA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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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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