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