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Restaging after surgery

coloCan
Posts: 1956
Joined: Oct 2009

Anyone been told their stage has changed due to preop TX plus surgery? That after surgery a "YP" staging is done?.......steve

Y=had surgery/treatment before
P=pathology

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dianetavegia
Posts: 1953
Joined: Mar 2009

Steve, I've seen it on some profiles but it really doesn't matter. Since all my cancer was removed during surgery, that didn't make me a Stage 0. Tx depends on original dx or highest dx. I think an restaging could mislead someone and have them not accept treatment!! IMHO

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dschreffler
Posts: 58
Joined: Apr 2010

I've seen the term down-staging of tumors in a few studies in context to neoadjuctive chemo/rad. Also used by a couple surgeons I spoke too. You still have the same stage of cancer, but the restaging of the tumor affect options for surgery.

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