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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer de próstata en estadio III

Stage III prostate cancer (PROS-tayt KAN-ser)
Cancer that began in the prostate, has grown beyond the outer layer of the prostate to nearby tissues, and may be found in the seminal vesicles (glands that help produce semen). 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.