AJCC-7 CLINICAL STAGE

Wednesday, October 03, 2012 at 2:56:52 PM

Reminder for clinical cancer staging workup: Clinical stage (pre-treatment stage) is essential to selecting primary therapy. Clinical assessment uses information available from clinical history, physical exam, imaging, biopsy of the primary site, surgical exploration, or other relevant examination. Clinical classification is based on evidence acquired before the initiation of primary treatment (definitive surgery, neoadjuvant radiation or systemic therapy).

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