Grade On Pathology Report
What does the grade of cancer mean on a pathology report?
James Metz, MD, OncoLink Editor In Chief, responds:
The grade of cancer is typically noted on a pathology report. This is related to how closely the tumor looks like a normal cell. The higher the grade, the more ugly the tumor looks. However, this is just a single piece of information, which may be more relevant for certain tumors over others. You should discuss the grade of the tumor with your physician to determine if that is impacting any of the decisions on your care.
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