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Quiz: Staging Systems

  1. Extent of disease (EOD) coding is required only for some of the SEER programs funded through the National Cancer Institute.
  2. Summary staging is also called General Staging, California Staging, SEER Staging.
  3. The T element of The AJCC staging scheme designates the size and invasiveness of the primary tumor.
  4. The N component identifies the presence or absence of distant metastases, including lymph nodes that are not regional.
  5. FIGO Staging is based on clinical staging and careful clinical examination before any definitive therapy has begun.
  6. Astler-Coller and Turnbull stagings are also sometimes called Dukes or modified Astler-Coller.
  7. Jewett staging is a histologic staging scheme for prostate cancer.
  8. Gleason's score/system for grading of prostate cancer is a pathologic classification only and Gleason's score is not a staging system.
  9. Malignant melanoma is an example of a site where only one staging scheme with prognostic significance has been developed based on a different histologic and clinical criteria.
  10. The Ann Arbor staging was originally developed for Hodgkin's disease, and later expanded to include non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.