This chart describes the role of the prostate and defines prostate cancer. Illustrates the prostate in the context of the surrounding anatomy and shows the zones of the prostate. Lists risk factors and signs & symptoms.
Describes diagnostic and screening tests and provides an image of a digital rectal exam (DGE). Illustrates and describes the stages I – IV of prostate cancer. Also provides an explanation of the most commonly used staging system, the Tumor-Nodes-Metastasis (TNM) system. Shows and describes the Gleason pathologic scoring system, which grades the aggressiveness of the disease (how fast cancer will go and spread).