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For example, in the AMA Manual of Style, cancer stages are expressed with the use of capital Roman numerals: stage I, stage II, stage III, stage IV. The term, "stage 0", usually indicates carcinoma in situ.  Histologic grades are expressed with Arabic Arabic numerals, e.g., grade 2.

Numeric ranges


    • There may be too many possibilities
      • A finding of number of lesions might have ranges of 1, 2 to 5, and greater than 51 to 2, 3 to 10, and greater than 10, or etc.
    • There may be possible changes to reference ranges or systems of units
      • The normal serum sodium concentration is usually defined as 135 to 145 mEq/L. Low serum sodium should not use the phrase serum sodium less than 135 mEq/L(It ; it should use a phrase such as serum sodium concentration below reference range).
      • A body mass index (BMI) score as an indicator of obesity
titleException: acceptable numeric range

A standard definition with a fixed numeric range may be acceptable, i.e., the range is an explanation or definition of the score, may be acceptable.

For example,

    • A histologic scoring system with a score of 1 when there are 0 to 5 mitoses per high power field, and a score of 2 when there are 6 to 10, and etc.
    • The Tumor, Node, Metastases (TNM) Classification of Malignant Tumor