intermediate grade

A term used to describe how abnormal cancer cells look under a microscope.  Intermediate-grade cancer cells look more abnormal than low-grade cancer cells but not as abnormal as high-grade cancer cells.  They also tend to grow and spread more quickly than low-grade cancer cells but not as quickly as high-grade cancer cells.  Cancer cell grade, along with cancer type and stage, may be used to help plan treatment and determine prognosis.

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