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|Types and Stages of Breast Cancer
Questions about the different types and stages of breast cancer.
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I'm a computer scientist undergo research on cancer to automate the important task in treating cancer.
The questions as follows:
When is the staging of breast cancer is exactly done?
Is patient need to undergo for personalized screening test (demographic data), diagnostic test (performed by oncology physician) and lastly staging?
Additionally, towards personalized medicine, is clinical physician, oncologist (medical oncologist) and oncology pharmacist are related for treating cancer patients?
Based on literature that I have reviewed I build my own concept:
1. drug pattern can be mapped onto cancer gene pattern to be neutralized. Is that relevant?
2. is cancer gene pattern is specific at 1 location or it can be at anywhere?
Thank You in advance
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|6/4/2012||1. clinical staging based on clinical breast exam and review of all imaging studies happens at the time of the initial consultation with the oncology team (or individual oncology specialists seeing the patient after diagnosis). final pathology is not known however until surgery is performed and pathology then can tell specific measurements and nodal status that drive the determination of the stage. |
2. yes and they must work as a multidisciplinary team
3.for some drugs only at the present time. can be anywhere
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