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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Prostate Cancer, Version 1.2016

2

Cancer staging

TNM scores

Figure 7.

Cancer spread

to lymph nodes

Throughout your

body is a network

of vessels that

transport lymph to

the bloodstream.

Lymph is a clear fluid

that contains germ-

fighting blood cells.

As lymph travels in

vessels, it passes

through lymph nodes,

which remove germs

from lymph. Prostate

cancer can spread to

lymph nodes near to

and distant from the

prostate.

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distant

nearby

cervical

scalene

supraclavicular

para-aortic

common iliac

inguinal

sacral

external iliac

internal iliac

obturator

hypogastric

Figure 6.

Areas of tumor

growth outside

the prostate

The primary tumor

may grow through

the prostate and into

nearby organs.

bladder neck

bladder

seminal vesicle

rectum

external sphincter

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