Understanding Your Diagnosis

  1. Can I Survive Prostate Cancer? What Is My Prognosis?
  2. Diagnostic and Evaluation Procedures

    Your doctor may evaluate possible prostate problems with an annual physical and a digital rectal exam or a test for prostate-specific antigen.

  3. Grading of Prostate Cancer

    The cancer grading system is based on a number range. The lower the number, the lower the grade, and the slower the cancer is growing.

  4. How Does My Doctor Know I Have Prostate Cancer?
  5. How Your Doctor Uses Biopsies to Diagnose Prostate Cancer
  6. I've Just Been Told I Have Prostate Cancer
  7. Prostate Biopsy

    A prostate biopsy is a procedure in which tissue samples are removed with a special needle to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.

  8. Prostate Cancer and PSA Screening
  9. Prostate/Rectal Sonogram

    A sonogram uses ultrasound technology to allow quick visualization of the prostate and related structures from outside the body. It may be used to examine the prostate gland for evidence of cancer.

  10. Staging of Prostate Cancer

    When prostate cancer is diagnosed, tests are performed to determine how much cancer is present, and if the cancer has spread from the prostate to other parts of the body.

  11. Tests That Help Evaluate Prostate Cancer
  12. Understanding the Gleason Score and Your Grade of Prostate Cancer
  13. Understanding Your Stage of Prostate Cancer
  14. What to Know About Lymph Node Biopsies: How to Tell if Prostate Cancer Has Spread

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