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Quiz: Introduction to Summary Staging

  1. The concept of describing disease by stage or extent of disease was introduced recently by the World Health Organization.
  2. Staging is a common language developed by medical professionals to communicate information about a disease to others.
  3. Staging uses coded format, such as a numerical system, for describing.
  4. Extent of disease is a type of classification and pertains to an individual case.
  5. Staging translates extent of disease classification about individual cancers into groups that can be studied or evaluated for prognostic significance.
  6. Staging is helpful to determine treatment options.
  7. In addition to stage, histology, grade of the tumor, age, sex, race, and the efficacy of therapy play a part in determining the patient's prognosis and quality of survival.
  8. There are several staging systems developed by different professional groups.
  9. The concept of a classification scheme that would encompass all aspects of cancer in terms of primary tumor, regional lymph nodes, and distant metastasis was first introduced by the National Cancer Institute.
  10. The pathology report is the only document to be used to assign a stage to a cancer case.