NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Prostate Cancer - page 17

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Prostate Cancer
Version 1.2014
Part 2: Cancer staging
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The “NEW” Prostate Cancer InfoLink
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Review of Part 2
Prostate cancer is grouped into stages.
Cancer stages are defined by the growth and spread of the tumor.
PSA is a protein made by prostate cells.
A DRE and prostate biopsy can help doctors assess the size of a tumor.
The Gleason score is a grading system for how much prostate cancer cells retain their ability
to form glands.
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