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What is cancer grade? What is cancer stage?
Grade is a description of the cancer cells as they appear under a microscope and is assigned by a pathologist. Gleason grading system is the main system. This shows the aggressiveness of the tumor. Stage is the extent of a cancer and is assessed by various means, such as physical examination and bone scans.
Prostate cancer is staged commonly with the TNM system. T represents the size of the primary tumor in the prostate. N represents the involvement of lymph nodes. M represents metastasis to distant sites, e.g. bones.