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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer de próstata en estadio IV

Stage IV prostate cancer (PROS-tayt KAN-ser)
Cancer that began in the prostate and has spread to lymph nodes near or far from the prostate, or to other parts of the body, often to the bones. 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.