Stages of cancer
The stage of cancer describes the size of the cancer and how far it has spread. Cancer cells grow in an uncontrolled way and form a tumour.
Early stage cancer
Early stage cancer is when the tumour is contained.
Locally advanced cancer
If the cancer is large and has spread to nearby areas of the body
Advanced cancer or metastatic
If the cancer has spread to other areas in the body
The grade of cancer describes how quickly it might grow and spread in the body.
Your cancer cells will be examined in detail to grade them from 1 to 3.
Cells which are fairly similar to healthy cells and grow slowly
Cells that resemble healthy cells but grow quicker
Cells that are very different to healthy cells and grow quickly.
It’s important to take the time you need to understand everything – remember that your healthcare team are there if you have any questions.
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