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Cancer Stages and Grades

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Confused about cancer grades and stages? Since nearly one in two Canadians will be diagnosed with some form of the disease in their lifetime, no doubt you’ve heard these terms and wondered what they mean.

Thank you to Dr. Aaron Schimmer, a senior scientist at Toronto’s Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and Leah Smith, senior manager, surveillance, at the Canadian Cancer Society, who explained what these terms mean for Good Times’ latest Reader’s Question column. Read it here.

If you’d like more detailed information, here are links to three terrific Cancer Society resources:


Page on staging cancer

Page on grading cancer