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What is involved in stage IV prostate cancer?

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In stage IV prostate cancer:

  • The cancer has spread outside the prostate to other tissues -- usually lymph nodes, bones, liver, or lungs.
  • The tumor can have any Gleason score and 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 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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