10 years 3 months ago - 10 years 3 months ago#32706by mmc
There are different grading scales. It is saying that it a grade 2 to 3 on a four grade scale.
3 or 4 Level Grading
The higher the number, the faster a cancer is to grow and spread. In a numbered grading notation, the pathologist will always use two number side-by-side. The first number indicates the cancer's grade, the second number indicates the grading system the pathologist is using. For instance, the notation II/IV indicates a grade 2 tumor in a 4 level grading scale. The notation II/III indicates a grade 2 tumor in a 3 level grading scale.
Would one of you "experts" (and you know who you are) please define the following for me, in ten words or less
"Papillary transitional cell carcinoma, Grade II-III/IV"
ps I know what the papillary is, and have read all the stuff on our website info area....Just want a succinct definition of the
II-III/IV to confirm my understanding. Am cleaning out files and just found my initial diagnosis...right before the second TURB which found the (already suspected) CIS. The CIS diagnosis took all of my attention, and I sort of forgot the papillary.
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
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