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When breast cancer is first diagnosed, doctors will precisely locate the cancer, determine whether it has spread, and if so, find out where. To do this they use a process called breast cancer staging. Determining the breast cancer stage of a patient helps in crafting the best treatment option and in predicting how the cancer might progress. Breast cancer staging may also be used to evaluate eligibility for clinical trials that explore better methods of cancer treatment. The specialists at Beaumont Cancer Institute will take time to explain fully a breast cancer diagnosis, staging of the disease and the available treatment options. The multidisciplinary team will evaluate all aspects of care to create a customized plan of treatment based on the patient’s unique medical and personal needs.
When breast cancer is diagnosed, tests will be done to find out if the cancer has spread from the breast to other parts of the body. This is called staging, and is an important step toward planning a treatment program.
As defined by the National Cancer Institute, stages of breast cancer are:
Patients with this condition have a 25 percent chance of developing breast cancer in either breast in the next 25 years.
Stage II is subdivided into stages IIA and IIB:
For an expedited and comprehensive evaluation, call Beaumont’s Comprehensive Breast Care Center today: 888-924-9460.