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What is stage IIB prostate cancer?

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In stage IIB prostate cancer:

  • The cancer is growing in the prostate, but hasn’t spread beyond it.
  • The doctor may or may not be able to feel the tumor during the digital rectal exam or see it on an imaging test.
  • The tumor can be in one or both lobes of the prostate.
  • The tumor can have any Gleason score and the prostate-specific antigen can be any level.

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 Laura J. Martin on March 18, 2018

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 Laura J. Martin on March 18, 2018

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