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Stage is the word doctors use to describe the size of a cancerous tumor as well as to describe whether or not it has spread to other organs. The first place cancer is found in your body is called the primary site or primary tumor. When a cancer spreads, it's said to have metastasized.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.