NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Esophageal Cancer - page 21

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Esophageal Cancer
Version 1.2013
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Part 2: Cancer staging
American Cancer Society
Esophageal Cancer Action Network
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association
National Cancer Institute
Review of Part 2
Esophageal cancer is grouped into stages.
Cancer stages are defined by the growth and spread of the tumor.
The clinical stage is based on tests given before any treatment.
The pathologic stage is based on the results of surgery.
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