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Bone Cancer (cont.)

Staging of Bone Cancer

The stage of the cancer refers to the extent of spread of the cancer. Based on the various imaging studies and biopsy, your physician can determine how aggressive the cancer is and whether or not it has spread from its initial location to other locations in the body.

Stage I: The cancer is all contained within the bone and has not spread to other areas of the body.

Stage II: The cancer is contained within the bone and has not spread, but the biopsy shows the cancer is more aggressive.

Stage III: The cancer has spread to more than one area within the bone, but it has not spread outside of the bone.

Stage IV: The cancer has spread outside of the bone to other areas of the body.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/16/2014

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