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How can doctors determine the prognosis for prostate cancer?

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Like other forms of cancer, the prognosis for prostate cancer depends on how far the cancer has spread at the time it’s diagnosed. Doctors use a system of classification called staging to describe prostate cancer’s local extent and evidence of spread.

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National Cancer Institute: “Prostate Cancer Treatment” and “Prostate Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 4, 2019

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National Cancer Institute: “Prostate Cancer Treatment” and “Prostate Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 4, 2019

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