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Name: prostate cancer

Description: Many different stages covered

Creator: jessicajones

This casebook is published and has been read 1270 times.

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  • Cooperative Prostate Cancer Tissue Resource -- The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cooperative Prostate Cancer Tissue Resource (CPCTR) is funded by the National Cancer Institute to provide researchers with access to primary prostate cancer tissues with associated clinical and followup data. The CPCTR can provide researchers with formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded primary prostate cancer specimens,and their associated pathologic and clinical information. This collection is intended to facilitate large research studies that require both archival tissue and clinical and outcome data.
  • Stage III Prostate Cancer -- Cancer cells have spread outside the covering (capsule) of the prostate to tissues around the prostate but not to the lymph nodes. The glands that produce semen (the seminal vesicles) may have cancer cells in them. Similar to stage C in the Whitmore-Jewett staging system.
  • Stage IV Prostate Cancer -- Cancer cells have spread to lymph nodes (near or far from the prostate) or to organs and tissues far away from the prostate such as the bone, liver, or lungs. Similar to stage D in the Whitmore-Jewett staging system.
  • Stage B Prostate Cancer -- Tumor is clinically palpable but confined to the prostate. -- 2004
  • Recurrent Prostate Cancer -- Prostate cancer reemerging after a period of remission.
  • Stage C Prostate Cancer -- Tumor is clinically localized to the periprostatic area, but extends through the prostatic capsule; the seminal vesicles may be involved. -- 2004
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate -- A primary or metastatic malignant tumor involving the prostate gland. The vast majority are carcinomas. -- 2003
  • Stage A Prostate Cancer -- A clinically undetectable tumor confined to the prostate gland, normally an incidental finding during surgery. -- 2004
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer -- Prostate tumor cells spreading and reestablishing themselves in another organ.
  • Stage I Prostate Cancer -- Cancer that is only in the prostate gland, cannot be felt during a digital rectal examination, is not visible by imaging, and causes no symptoms. It is usually found accidentally or because a blood test showed an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level. Cancer cells may be found in only one area of the prostate, or they may be found in many areas of the prostate. Similar to stage A in the Whitmore-Jewett staging system.
  • Stage II Prostate Cancer -- Cancer that may be found by a needle biopsy performed because a blood test showed elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA); or cancer that may be felt in the prostate during a rectal examination, even though the cancer cells are found only in the prostate gland. Similar to stage B in the Whitmore-Jewett staging system.

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