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Video: What is cancer staging?

Cancer staging
Staging is the process of determining the size of a tumor and whether it has spread.

A cancer diagnosis is about much more than locating a tumor and determining where it is in the body. Staging cancer is a critical part of determining an appropriate list of options to treat the disease. Staging is the process of determining the size of a tumor and whether it has spread to lymph nodes or other organs.

In this video, Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) doctors explain the importance of cancer staging, the equipment and methods used to stage a tumor and what role staging plays in developing treatment options for the disease.



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