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Like staging, grading levels are also assigned to prostate cancer cases. Grading takes place after a biopsy (removal and examination of tissue) is done. The tissue samples are sent to a laboratory for analysis by a pathologist, a doctor who specializes in diagnosing disease by looking at these samples.

From: Prostate Cancer Grading WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 28, 2018

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American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 28, 2018

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