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What does the staging of prostate cancer mean?

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As with all cancers, doctors use the term stage to describe the characteristics of the primary tumor itself, such as its size and how far prostate cancer has spread when it is found.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Prostate Cancer Survival Rates."

National Cancer Institute.

Haas, G. 2007; vol 99: pp 1484-1487. Journal of the National Cancer Institute,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 20, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Prostate Cancer Survival Rates."

National Cancer Institute.

Haas, G. 2007; vol 99: pp 1484-1487. Journal of the National Cancer Institute,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 20, 2017

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