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What is prostate cancer stage IV?

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In stage IV, the cancer has spread (metastasized) outside the prostate to other tissues. Stage IV prostate cancer commonly spreads to lymph nodes, the bones, liver, or lungs. Accurately identifying the prostate cancer stage is extremely important. Prostate cancer stage helps determine the optimal treatment, as well as prognosis. For this reason, it’s worth going through extensive testing to get the correct prostate cancer stage.

From: Stages of Prostate Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 22, 2017

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

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 22, 2017

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