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What is involved in stage I prostate cancer?

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In stage I prostate cancer:

  • The cancer is growing in your prostate, but hasn’t yet spread beyond it.
  • In most cases, the tumor can’t be felt during a digital rectal exam or seen in imaging tests.
  • The Gleason score is 6 or less and the prostate-specific antigen level is less than 10.
  • The tumor is in one-half or less of only one side of the prostate.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “How is Prostate Cancer Diagnosed?”

American Cancer Society: “How is Prostate Cancer Staged?”

American Society of Clinical Oncology: “Prostate Cancer: Stages and Grades.”

American Joint Committee on Cancer.

UpToDate: “Interpretation of prostate biopsy.”

UpToDate: “Initial staging and evaluation of men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Understanding Your Pathology Report: Prostate Cancer.”

Reviewed by Stuart Bergman on February 05, 2016

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “How is Prostate Cancer Diagnosed?”

American Cancer Society: “How is Prostate Cancer Staged?”

American Society of Clinical Oncology: “Prostate Cancer: Stages and Grades.”

American Joint Committee on Cancer.

UpToDate: “Interpretation of prostate biopsy.”

UpToDate: “Initial staging and evaluation of men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Understanding Your Pathology Report: Prostate Cancer.”

Reviewed by Stuart Bergman on February 05, 2016

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