Staging a Cancer Case

The Staging a Cancer Case module introduces the basic concepts regarding cancer staging and its importance in the field of cancer registration and surveillance. You will learn the basic concepts of staging, sources for staging information, the two major staging systems used and their basic differences and other site-specific staging systems.

In this module you will learn how to

  • Introduction: History of stage
  • Define the purpose of staging
  • Basics of staging
  • Explain the time frame considerations in staging
  • Explain why staging systems change
  • Define the major staging systems and describe their differences
  • Name the common site-specific staging schemes and relate their purposes, criteria, and categories

Updated: March 4, 2024