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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer de próstata en estadio II

Stage II prostate cancer (PROS-tayt KAN-ser)
Cancer that began in the prostate and is more advanced than stage I, but has not grown outside the prostate. The Gleason score (a number that describes how abnormal the cells look under a microscope) can be any level.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.