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There are many types of prostate cancer treatment options

Your cancer grade is the next step. The most severe stage of prostate cancer, Stage III, can spread to surrounding tissue such as the seminal veins, bladder, or rectum. Cancer has advanced to distant lymph nodes and other organs in stage IV. Discuss your options with your doctor to decide the best treatment. If your doctor believes you have prostate cancer, you should go for a biopsy.

It is important to take a biopsy in order to confirm your diagnosis. The doctor will inspect the prostate during this procedure to determine if there are any abnormalities. Surgical treatment is essential for stage IV cancer and is an option if the disease is aggressive or spreads to nearby tissues. For stage, I cancer, your doctor will remove the prostate gland along with the affected lymph nodes. Your doctor will then evaluate your lymph nodes and determine the appropriate treatment.

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In the United Kingdom, doctors use the Gleason grading system. Doctors in other countries may prefer the TNM system. In both cases, the doctor will use the Gleason system to determine the stage of your cancer. The next step after the diagnosis is made is to decide the stage of cancer. The cancer is stage I if it has spread to all the tissues and likely will spread to the regional lymph nodes.