Prostate cancer can spread to the lymph nodes, bones and other parts of the body. It is the most common cause of death from cancer in elderly men over 75 years of age.
The treatment of prostate cancer depends on the stage of the cancer and the overall health status of the patient.
Stage I & II
Stage I prostate cancer is localized to the prostate. It cannot be seen during imaging tests or felt during a digital rectal examination. The PSA level is less than 10 and the Gleason score is 6 or less. It is found in a needle biopsy in one-half or less of one lobe of the prostate.
State II prostate cancer is a more progressed state of stage 1 and has not moved outside the prostate. It can be divided into stage IIA and stage IIB.
Stage IIA prostate cancer is found in a needle biopsy in one-half or less of one lobe of the prostate. The PSA level is between 10 to 20 and the Gleason score is 7.
Stage IIB cancer may be found in opposite faces of the prostate gland. PSA can be any level and the Gleason score may range anywhere from 2 to 10. In some cases it may not be felt on a digital rectal exam or found on imaging studies and the PSA level can be 20 or above and the Gleason score may range from 2 to 10, or the Gleason score can be greater than 8 and PSA any level.
The specialized and experienced urologists at NMC UroCare provide the best quality treatments available for prostate cancer. For further information on prostate cancer, please contact NMC UroCare at http://www.nmcurocare.ae/contact-us/