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An important prognostic predictor for any type of cancer is the clinicopathologic stage. A clinicopathologic stage describes the cancer developmental phase, and is established according to several criteria: (1) the tumor size, (2) the cancer location (if the cancer is present in one or both testes), (3) the cancer extent (if the cancer has spread to other structures or organs within the body).
There are four stages of testicular cancer:
Stage 0 (Tumor in situ): In this stage, the cancer is confined to the testis, and it did not spread beyond the testicle tissue.
Stage I (Local): There are two subtypes:
Stage II (Regional): This stage is divided in two subtypes:
Stage III (Distant): This stage is divided into two subtypes:
Article by Alina Morrow, MS
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