Think to yourself what each italicized term means and how it may affect the patient’s prognosis. You may find a couple of terms from previous modules. Remember, this is a cumulative learning experience!
In plain English
|Good news||Bad news|
|Low grade||High grade|
|Well differentiated||Poorly differentiated|
|Negative nodes||Positive nodes|
I am optimistic! How about you? Of course, physicians don’t use the simple-minded scorecard shown above. It is just my mechanism to summarize significant information that can affect prognosis.
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