What are the pathologic tumor stages of prostate cancer?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Lanna Cheuck, DO; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Pathologic tumor staging is as follows (note that there is no pathologic T1 classification):

  • pT2 - Organ confined
  • pT3 - Extraprostatic extension
  • pT3a - Extraprostatic extension (unilateral or bilateral) or microscopic invasion of the bladder neck
  • pT3b - Seminal vesicle invasion
  • pT4 - Tumor is fixed or invades adjacent structures other than seminal vesicles (eg, external sphincter, rectum, bladder, levator muscles, pelvic wall)

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