CancerCancer Stages

Let's Talk About the Stages of Cancer

A cancer diagnosis comes with a "stage." It's important to understand what that means so you can understand exactly what's going on in your body and get the most effective treatment possible.

    Our Pro PanelCancer Stages

    We went to some of the nation's top experts in cancer to bring you the most up-to-date information possible.

    Josephine (Joy) Feliciano, M.D. headshot.

    Josephine (Joy) Feliciano, M.D.Medical Oncologist, Assistant Professor of Oncology; Faculty Member; Medical Director

    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center; Thoracic Oncology Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    Baltimore, MD
    Swati Kulkarni, M.D. headshot.

    Swati Kulkarni, M.D.Surgical Oncologist, Associate Professor of Surgery

    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Medicine
    Chicago, IL
    Dale Shepard, M.D., Ph.D.

    Dale Shepard, M.D., Ph.D.Medical Oncologist (specializing in 18 cancers)

    Cleveland Clinic Hematology and Medical Oncology
    Cleveland, OH
    Erin L. Boyle

    Erin L. Boyle


    Erin L. Boyle, the senior editor at HealthCentral from 2016-2018, is a freelance medical writer and editor.