Cancer Types - Staging of Prostate Cancer
What is staging of prostate cancer?
When prostate cancer is diagnosed, tests will be performed to determine how much cancer is present, and if the cancer has spread from the prostate to other parts of the body. This is called staging, and is an important step toward planning a treatment program.
What are the different stages of prostate cancer?
As defined by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the stages of prostate cancer include the following:
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