Tumor grade is a way of classifying tumors based on certain features of their cells. It's directly linked to prognosis and is part of breast cancer staging.
Using a microscope, a pathologist studies the tumor tissue removed during a biopsy to check:
Together, these factors determine the tumor grade.
Tumor grades are usually classified as:
For any given tumor size and breast cancer stage, prognosis is poorer with a higher tumor grade.
Many other factors impact survival and for any given tumor grade, survival varies greatly depending on these factors.
Learn about tumor grade and breast cancer staging.
Learn more about other factors that affect prognosis.
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