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Staging a Cancer Case

The Staging a Cancer Case module introduces the concept cancer staging and the use of various staging systems. You will learn about the major and site-specific staging systems, the extent of disease that the different stages represent, and how the various staging systems differ from each other.

In this module you will learn how to:

  • Define the concept of staging.
  • Name the staging sources and briefly describe the procedures of these sources.
  • Name the major staging systems discussed in the module and describe their differences.
  • Name the common site-specific staging schemes and relate their purposes, criteria, and categories.
  • Explain why staging schemes change.
  • Explain the time frame considerations in staging.