What is the stage and grade in cancer disease and what's difference between them?

Asked by Sunil on 29th March, 2019 at 4:10 pm

What is the stage and grade in cancer disease and what's difference between them? Can you let me know?

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Last edited on 17th Aug 2021 at 5:31 am

Hello Sunil, When solid tumors are diagnosed, they are assigned as a grade and a stage. The grade of a tumor is the cancer grade which is an indication of how quickly it is likely to spread and grow and the stage of a solid tumor refers to its size or extent and whether or not it has spread to other organs and tissues.

  1. Cancer stages 1-4 and 0, are as follows:
    • Stage 0: It means the cancer is small and only in one area.
    • Stage 1: Means that the cancer has spread to other tissues but didn't develop into a lymph yet.
    • Stage 2: It means the cancer is larger and has grown into nearby tissues or lymph nodes.
    • Stage 3: Advance and more aggressive spread to other body parts.
    • Stage 4: The cancer has spread to other parts of our body. It's also called advanced or metastatic cancer.
       
  2. The various grades of cancer are as follows:
    • Grade 1: The cancer cells resemble normal cells and is not growing rapidly.
    • Grade 2: Cancer cells that don't look like normal cells and are growing faster than normal cells.
    • Grade 3: Cancer cells that look abnormal and may grow or spread more aggressively.

Hope this information was useful and helpful to you and has resolved your query. To know about generic treatment options you can read our blog - Cancer Treatment in India. Additionally, oncologists can guide better - Oncologist In India.

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