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So what does the grade mean? I was told I had grade 3.

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Survivor since 2008 over 7 years
  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    Stage 4 Patient
    Hi Lynn, tumor grade means how fast your particular tumor grows. The grade of tumors is 1-4. (4 being the fastest growing). Tumor grade should not be confused with the stage of a cancer. Cancer stage refers to the extent or severity of the cancer, based on factors such as the location of the primary tumor, tumor size, number of tumors, and lymph node involvement (spread of cancer into lymph nodes). Hope this helps. :)
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Cathy Wadkins Profile
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Lynn, this is what I learned you have different stages in 3 because I tell people I caught it in the nick of time. It wasn't in my tissues or bone but it was in my lymphs 6 out of 25. I had to discover all my answers by stumbling on them
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Lou Cam Profile
    Survivor since 2013
    Tumors are graded 1-3. With 1 being least aggressive, and 3 being fastest growing and most aggressive, and more likely to spread.
    about 6 years Comment Flag

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