Prostate Cancer Staging

Once prostate cancer has been diagnosed, and grade has been established, there may need to be additional testing to see if the cancer has spread outside of the prostate.

  • If the Gleason Score is high enough tests may be done such as:
  • Bone scan
  • MRI and/or CT Scan
  • Pelvic lymphadenectomy - removal of lymph nodes in the pelvic area to see if any have been affected.

Based on these results along with the Gleason Score and Grade Group, a stage will be established.

These are the stages of prostate cancer:

Radiation Oncologist - Prostate Cancer