Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Grades Of Cancer

Cancer grade and treatments

Your treatment team looks at:

  • the grade and stage of the tumour
  • your age
  • your general health

This helps them assess the possible cancer outcome and decide on the appropriate treatment.

A lower-grade tumour appears to have a stronger outlook. More cancer of a higher grade will grow and spread faster. Typically it requires care that is quicker or more complex.

The grade is very significant for some types of cancer in treatment planning and the potential outcome. Among these are:

  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Primary brain tumours
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer