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stage

 [stāj]
1. a distinct period or phase, as of development of a disease or organism. For specific names of stages, see under the name.
2. the platform of a microscope on which the slide containing the object to be studied is placed.
anal stage in psychoanalytic theory, the second stage of psychosexual development, occurring between the ages of 1 and 3 years, during which the infant's activities, interests, and concerns are on the anal zone. It is preceded by the oral stage and followed by the phallic stage. See also sexual development.
first stage of labor see labor.
fourth stage of labor see labor.
genital stage in psychoanalytic theory, the last stage in psychosexual development, occurring during puberty, during which the person can achieve sexual gratification from genital-to-genital contact and is capable of a mature relationship with a person of the opposite sex. It follows the latency stage. See also sexual development.
latency stage
1. the incubation period of any infectious disorder.
2. the quiescent period following an active period in certain infectious diseases, during which the pathogen remains dormant for a variable length of time before again initiating signs of active disease.
3. in psychoanalytic theory, the relatively quiescent period in psychosexual development following the phallic stage and lasting from age 5 or 6 years to adolescence. Energy is focused on learning and on more organized play. See also sexual development.
oral stage in psychoanalytic theory, the earliest stage of psychosexual development, lasting from birth to about 18 months, during which the oral zone is the center of the infant's needs, expression, and pleasurable erotic experiences. It is followed by the anal stage. See also sexual development.
phallic stage in psychoanalytic theory, the third stage in psychosexual development, lasting from age 2 or 3 years to 5 or 6 years, during which sexual interest, curiosity, and pleasurable experiences are centered on the penis in boys and the clitoris in girls. It is preceded by the anal stage and followed by the latency stage. See also sexual development.
prodromal stage the period of early symptoms of a disease occurring after the incubation period and just before the appearance of the characteristic symptoms of the disease.
second stage of labor see labor.
third stage of labor see labor.

stage

(stāj),
1. A period in the course of a disease; a description of the extent of involvement of a disease process or the status of a patient with a specific disease, as of the distribution and extent of dissemination of a malignant neoplastic disease; also, the act of determining the stage of a disease, especially cancer.
See also: period.
2. The part of a microscope on which the microslide bears the object to be examined.
3. A particular step, phase, or position in a developmental process.
[M.E. thr. O. Fr. estage, standing-place, fr. L. sto, pp. status, to stand]

stage

(stāj)
n.
1. A period in the course of a disease.
2. A particular step, phase, or position in a developmental process.
3. A platform on a microscope that supports a slide for viewing.
v.
To determine the extent or progression of a disease, especially a cancer.

stage

adjective Referring to the amount (“burden”) of a particular cancer in the body, ranging from Stage 0 to Stage 4.

noun One of 5 levels of increasing burdens of cancer, with Stage 0 corresponding to carcinoma in situ, for which the 5-year survival in nearly 100%, to Stage 4, for which the 5-year survival is dismal and treatment is meant to palliate, not cure. The cancer’s stage is based on assessment of the patient’s TNM status, where T = size of the tumour in cm, N = number of lymph nodes with metastases and M = absence or presence of distant metastases. Once the TNM data are objectified (usually by pathological examination of the specimen or specimens), the cancer is categorised into one of the 5 groups.

verb To determine the stage of a cancer, based on its TNM status.

stage

Oncology noun The extent of a cancer, especially whether it has spread or metastasized verb To determine the extent of tissue involvement by a cancer, which is used to guide future therapy and determine prognosis Pediatrics noun A level of development. See Alarm stage, Babbling stage, Cooing stage, Deep sleep stage, Delta sleep stage, Lalling stage.

stage

(stāj)
1. A period in the course of a disease; a description of the extent of involvement of a disease process or the status of a patient with a specific disease, as of the distribution and extent of dissemination of a malignant neoplastic disease; also, the act of determining the stage of a disease, especially cancer.
See also: period
2. The part of a microscope on which the microscope slide bears the object to be examined.
3. A particular step, phase, or position in a developmental process.
[M.E. thr. O. Fr. estage, standing-place, fr. L. sto, pp. status, to stand]

stage

A recognizable point or phase in the development of a progressive disease, particularly a cancer. In breast cancer, for instance, three recognizable stages might be: tumour confined to the breast tissue; tumour extended to the axillary lymph nodes; tumour widely metastasized. Compare GRADE.

stage 

The platform, at right angles to the optical axis of a microscope, on which the object to be examined is mounted.

stage

(stāj)
1. Period in disease course; description of extent of involvement of a disease process or status of a patient with a specific disease, as of distribution and extent of dissemination of a malignant neoplastic disease; also, act of determining stage of a disease, especially cancer.
2. Part of a microscope on which microslide bears object to be examined.
3. A particular step, phase, or position in a developmental process.
[M.E. thr. O. Fr. estage, standing-place, fr. L. sto, pp. status, to stand]

Patient discussion about stage

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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"Who should act genteel comedy perfectly," asks Walpole, "but people of fashion, that have sense?" And, in truth, the seventeenth century gave many ladies to the stage, Mrs.
That intimate friend of Dryden, Tillatson, Pope, who executed a copy of the actor's portrait by Kneller which is still extant, was worthy of their friendship; his career brings out the best elements in stage life.
Before the actress of the evening had been five minutes on the stage, Norah detected, to her own indescribable astonishment, that Magdalen had audaciously individualized the feeble amiability of "Julia's" character, by seizing no less a person than herself as the model to act it by.
They looked down at their programmes, in which the representative of Lucy figured under an assumed name; looked up again at the stage; penetrated the disguise; and vented their astonishment in another round of applause, louder and heartier even than the last.
As events really turned out, she found Magdalen on the stage, receiving, with gracious smiles, a card which the manager presented to her with a professional bow.
Frank, dilatory in all his proceedings, was the last of the dramatic company who left the precincts of the stage. He made no attempt to join Magdalen in the supper-room -- but he was ready in the hall with her cloak when the carriages were called and the party broke up.
The stage driver good-naturedly pulled up his horses, lifted the excited little creature down, opened the door, and helped her in, putting the lilacs and the pink sunshade beside her.
Cobb solemnly, as he remounted his perch; and as the stage rumbled down the village street between the green maples, those who looked from their windows saw a little brown elf in buff calico sitting primly on the back seat holding a great bouquet tightly in one hand and a pink parasol in the other.
"There's the stage turnin' into the Sawyer girls' dooryard," said Mrs.
Both sprinters have won stages during the opening week, and Demare now leads the points classification after Stage 11.
Liver cancer follows an unusual pattern, with a large drop in one-year survival between stages two (69.1%) and three (39.3%).
6 to 11 p.m.: DJ Flipside and DJ Speed on the Second Stage