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staging

 [stāj´ing]
1. the determination of distinct phases or periods in the course of a disease, the life history of an organism, or any biological process.
2. the classification of neoplasms according to the extent of the tumor. See also cancer.
diet staging in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as instituting required diet restrictions with subsequent progression of diet as tolerated.
TNM staging an international standard for the staging of tumors; the systems of the American Joint Committee on Cancer and the International Union Against Cancer are now identical. Staging is according to three basic components: primary tumor (T), regional nodes (N), and metastasis (M). Subscripts are used to denote size and degree of involvement; for example, 0 indicates undetectable, and 1, 2, 3, and 4 a progressive increase in size or involvement. Thus, a tumor might be described as T1N2M0. See also cancer.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

stag·ing

(stāj'ing),
1. The determination or classification of distinct phases or periods in the course of a disease or pathologic process.
2. The determination of the specific extent of a disease process in an individual patient.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

staging

Oncology Evaluation of a Pt to determine the severity and extent of a disease to guide therapy, a process required as each stage has a relatively standard treatment. See B Sx, Cotswolds staging, Dukes classification, FIGO staging, Laparoscopic staging, Lovejoy staging, TNM classification, Whitmore-Jewett staging.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

stag·ing

(stāj'ing)
1. The determination or classification of distinct phases or periods in the course of a disease or pathologic process.
2. The determination of the specific extent of a disease process in an individual patient.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

staging

Determination of the stage to which a disease, especially a cancer, has progressed. Staging is important as an indication of the likely outcome (prognosis) and in deciding on the best form of treatment, as this may differ markedly at different stages.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

stag·ing

(stāj'ing)
1. Determination or classification of distinct phases or periods in disease course or pathologic process.
2. Determination of specific extent of disease process in an individual patient.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about staging

Q. Does staging in breast cancer is linked to metastasis and what is the use of staging?

A. stages in cancer tell of it's progress. is it benign, does it have a capsule, did it metastasized and all that. but if you are looking for more accurate and more information on that in general:
http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/diagnosis/staging.jsp

this should do it!

Q. It passable to treat cancer in it's late stages of the decease?

A. wow...this is probably the best Freudian slip I've seen in years(decease = disease)...

and for the question- depends on the kind of cancer you have. but there is a bad prognosis after finding metastasis all over. in general...but there's always hope!

Q. I don’t know what situation this stage of cancer will put her in? my friend `s sister is diagnosed with second stage of breast cancer. They say it is advanced and has happened due to her hormonal changes. She had her treatment with chemotherapy recently. Her hormone based treatment is still to be given. Her family is in terrible condition. She was the soul of her family. She has always kept us happy and she was the one who did take absolute care of family members. She is lovable in nature and innocent. I don’t know what situation this stage of cancer will put her in?

A. I am sorry. But don’t worry. This stage cancer can be treated well. They have treated her with chemotherapy and now she will be treated with anti-estrogen therapy. It is used for its protective effect on the non cancerous breast tissue. No problem it can be treated. Many have been treated well and she will also get well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cr4hIJjmpM&eurl=http://www.imedix.com/health_community/v6cr4hIJjmpM_talk_dr_gloria_wu_breast_cancer_part_2?q=breast%20cancer&feature=player_embedded

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