stage IV prostate cancer

Pronunciation: (...PROS-tayt KAN-ser)

Cancer (1) has spread beyond the seminal vesicles to nearby tissue or organs, such as the rectum, bladder, or pelvic wall; or (2) has spread to nearby lymph nodes and may have spread to the seminal vesicles or to nearby tissue or organs, such as the rectum, bladder, or pelvic wall; or (3) has spread to distant parts of the body, which may include lymph nodes or bones. Also, the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) can be any level and the Gleason score can range from 2 to 10.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

As prostate cancer progresses from Stage I to Stage IV, the cancer cells grow within the prostate, through the outer layer of the prostate into nearby tissue, and then to lymph nodes or other parts of the body. A medida que el cáncer avanza desde el estadio I al estadio IV, las células cancerosas crecen dentro de la próstata, a través de la capa externa de la próstata hacia el tejido cercano y, luego, hasta los ganglios linfáticos u otras partes del cuerpo. Date last modified: 2012-06-04Prostate Cancer TreatmentCáncer de próstata: Tratamiento