By Stephen Edge, David R. Byrd, Carolyn C. Compton, April G. Fritz, Frederick L. Greene, Andrew Trotti
Prepared via disorder website into 57 complete chapters, the totally revised and updated Seventh variation of the AJCC melanoma Staging guide brings jointly all presently to be had info on staging of melanoma at a number of anatomic websites and comprises newly got wisdom at the etiology and pathology of melanoma. a number of new line drawings illustrate key anatomic websites through the textual content.
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The natural history and response to treatment of cervical nodal metastases from nasopharynx primary sites are different, in terms of their impact on prognosis, so they justify a different N classification scheme. Regional node metastases from well-differentiated thyroid cancer do not significantly affect the ultimate prognosis in most patients and therefore also justify a unique staging system for thyroid cancers. Nonmelanoma skin cancers in the head and neck have similar behavior as elsewhere in the body.
In repeated observations under the same conditions, the true or population survival rate will lie within the range of two standard errors on either side of the computed rate approximately 95 times in 100. This range is called the 95% confidence interval. of the study. For example, the starting time for studying the natural history of a particular cancer might be defined in reference to the appearance of the first symptom. Various reference dates are commonly used as starting times for evaluating the effects of therapy.
AJCC Cancer Staging Manual Edition 7 by Stephen Edge, David R. Byrd, Carolyn C. Compton, April G. Fritz, Frederick L. Greene, Andrew Trotti