Cancer Staging

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Cancer staging relates to how much cancer is in an individual’s body and where it is located. Staging provides the healthcare team with information to help plan the patient's treatment and understand their long-term outlook. Cancers are staged depending on several factors.

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Cancer doesn’t discriminate. It affects the young, the old and the in-between, and has likely touched every person's life in some way. As nurses, we may see cancer's presence more than most, along with the impacts it has on the patient and their family. One of the most asked questions by patients with cancer seems to be about their cancer staging and prognosis.


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Sally Moyle
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Educator
Sally Moyle is a rehabilitation nurse educator with Epworth HealthCare. She has completed her masters of nursing (clinical nursing and teaching) and has experience in many nursing sectors including rehabilitation, orthopaedic, neurosurgery, emergency, aged care and general surgery. Sally is passionate about education in nursing in order to produce the best nurses possible.
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Melissa stokes
24 Nov 2020
Great information on such illness and stages of cancer.
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Ma Sumicad
23 Nov 2020
Concise and informative.
Racquel Salvador
24 Nov 2020
Straight forward and easy to understand. I enjoy learning new knowledge.
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Elizabeth Thomas
24 Nov 2020
Very insightful into the process of grading cancers. I feel it probably just skimmed the surface but was a great starting point to understand better.
Leanne Kemp
23 Nov 2020
Informative and helpful
Catherine lawton
24 Nov 2020
It was a short, easy to understand, informative lesson on caner staging.
Sandra Luca
24 Nov 2020
Very easy to understand
Shipei Zhu
26 Apr 2022
Registered Nurse
It is a good resource.
Annabelle Holden
13 Jan 2023
Registered Nurse
Concise and informative.
Pam Ruocco
23 Nov 2020
I interesting reading
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