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How do doctors determine what stage of cancer you have? - Hyunsoo Joshua No and Trudy Wu

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Each year, approximately 20 million people receive a cancer diagnosis. At that time, a patient usually learns their cancer’s stage, which is typically a number ranging from one to four. While staging is designed, in part, to help patients better understand what they’re facing, the number can be confusing. So, what do cancer stages actually mean? Hyunsoo Joshua No and Trudy Wu explain.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Hyunsoo Joshua No, Trudy Wu
  • Director Jess Mountfield
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Music Cem Misirlioglu
  • Sound Designer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Producer Sazia Afrin
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Shannon Odell
  • Script Editor Max Levy
  • Fact-Checker Charles Wallace

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