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Stage at Diagnosis and Current Stage

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    mkp050680
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    I have been reading profiles and was wondering why so many people have different stages between diagnosis and current stage? Is it that you are incorrectly diagnosed at the beginning or is it that your disease advance?

    I have been reading profiles and was wondering why so many people have different stages between diagnosis and current stage? Is it that you are incorrectly diagnosed at the beginning or is it that your disease advance?

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      ADSCLT
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      It is because the disease has advanced.  My father was diagnosed at stage III and now is stage IV.

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      ADSCLT
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      It is because the disease has advanced.  My father was diagnosed at stage III and now is stage IV.

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      Jackie W
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      A misdiagnosis of the stage can occur, but that is usually rare.  The progression of the stages is because the disease has progressed.  Sometimes the progression can be rapidly and other times over a period of years.  Everyone is different.

       

      Jackie W

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      Jackie W
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      A misdiagnosis of the stage can occur, but that is usually rare.  The progression of the stages is because the disease has progressed.  Sometimes the progression can be rapidly and other times over a period of years.  Everyone is different.

       

      Jackie W

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