Prostate Cancer Stages
the cancer is detected in your prostate gland, your doctor will determine if it exceeds the prostatic capsule or
not. Usually, the microscopic examination of samples taken during the biopsy associated with other medical
procedures allows your physician to determine the stage of the cancer. In general, prostate cancer develops in
- Stage I - the tumor cannot be detected during rectal exam;
it is, most of the times, discovered accidentally during exams for other prostate issues such as
benign prostate enlargement (BPH).
- Stage II – a stage 2 prostate cancer is palpable on rectal
examination, but remains localized to the prostate gland;
- Stage III – stage 3 prostate cancer has spread outside the
prostate gland, seminal vesicles or other nearby tissues;
- Stage IV - at this final stage, the cancer has invaded
adjacent organs in the prostate: lymph nodes, bones, lungs or other organs.
Prostate Cancer Treatment