Stages and grades

Find out about number and TNM staging and the grades of liver cancer.

Stages of cancer

The stage of a cancer tells you how big it is and how far it’s spread. It helps your doctor decide which treatment you need.

The tests and scans you have to diagnose your cancer give some information about the stage. Sometimes it’s not possible to be certain about the stage of a cancer until after surgery.

Doctors can use a number system or the TNM system to stage your cancer. 

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