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    tufguy is offline VIP Member
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    What stage is my disease?

    The following is a conversation between a doctor and a patient.

    Patient: What stage is my disease?

    Doctor: Your disease is in last stage.

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: What stage is my disease?

    Not a teacher.

    There are two variations to address here.

    In a general disease, (NOT CANCER) if you mean to say this person will soon die... we would use one of the following terms:

    Your disease is in the terminal stage.
    Your disease is in it's end-stage.
    You have end-stage disease. (this is most common)

    I think saying "Your disease is in last stage" is unusual, and unclear.

    However, in referring to cancer in particular, the term 'stage' has a more specific medical terminology. You can use a number from 1-4, such as 'stage 4', when discussing cancer. However, these have specific pathological definitions.

    You can also say "end-stage" when referring to cancer, if you mean that the person will die soon, or 'early-stage' if you mean it is early... generally stage 1 or 2.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Aug-2017 at 08:40. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher'.

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    Re: What stage is my disease?

    cameron206, please correct the information in your profile and read my post here.

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    Re: What stage is my disease?

    Final stage(s) is also used in British English.

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    Re: What stage is my disease?

    Note the correct punctuation (no apostrophe and no hyphen):

    Your disease is in its end stage.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: What stage is my disease?

    Would it be correct to say "... at its end stage"?

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