Talk:Cancer staging

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Non-malignant staging[edit]

I was referred here from staging (pathology). Important to include a bit about staging non-malignant conditions, such as autoimmune disease. Staging does not only apply to cancer. People redirected here when their doctor talks about staging may be misled into thinking they have cancer. Medgeek (talk) 05:26, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

I think the principle article should be staging (pathology) with a subsection on its role in cancer (which will obviously be large). Medgeek (talk) 05:28, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Blood Cancers[edit]

I withdraw my remark Mikebar 08:00, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

TNM twice[edit]

The TNM system is currently listed twice - should probably be consolidated Mikebar 07:42, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

It still is. Needs fixing.—MDCollins (talk) 00:44, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

What about bone cancers? They aren't listed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:56, 15 September 2009 (UTC)


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yes, i think they should be merged —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:35, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Remission vs. visible eliminated?[edit]

“a cancer may also be designated as recurrent, meaning that it has appeared again after being ❶in remission or after ❷all visible tumor has been eliminated
What's the difference between the ❶ and the ❷? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gaborgulya (talkcontribs) 07:20, 22 August 2013 (UTC)