Cancer 101: stages – what do they mean?
Cancer Stages

Cancer 101: stages – what do they mean?

Dr. Talia Henkle
Dr. Talia Henkle

In 10 seconds? You may have heard about someone’s cancer diagnosis being described in stages–early or advanced, or 1-4. But what does that actually mean? Today, we break down cancer’s stages, and how each stage can determine the appropriate treatment strategy.

What do I need to know about cancer progression? Anyone with the slightest notion of cancer knows you want to diagnose it early. And that ‘advanced stage’ cancer is no feat to be accomplished, but rather something to be avoided at all costs.

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