Which factors are used to state prostate cancer?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Lanna Cheuck, DO; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Staging of prostate cancer is based on the following five key pieces of information [6] :

  • The extent of the primary tumor (T category)
  • Whether the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes (N category)
  • The absence or presence of distant metastasis (M category)
  • The PSA level at the time of diagnosis
  • The Grade Group, based on prostate biopsy (or surgery)

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