prostate cancer

Stages of Prostate Cancer

Dr. Swarnabindu Banerjee
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There are basically 5 stages of prostate cancer which ranges from Stage 0 to Stage IV. Stage 0 is the starting stage and in Stage IV the cancer spreads to other parts of the body including distant lymph nodes and bones.

Cancer committee has given the following staging of prostate cancer:

Stage I: The prostate cancer can't be felt. In this stage, the prostate cancer does not spread to any lymph nodes or other parts of the body. But it can be diagnosed to certain extent with the help of imaging tests like transrectal ultrasound.

Stage II: The prostate cancer can be felt by the doctor with the help of digital rectal exam. Here, the cancer has not yet spread to the lymph nodes or other parts of the body. Cancer cells in stage 2 have high gleason score and they grow quickly.

Stage III: In this stage, the prostate cancer may spread to seminal vesicles and nearby lymph nodes.

Stage IV: In this stage, it has spread to the other parts of the body like bones and distant lymph nodes.

Dr. Swarnabindu Banerjee

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Medical Oncologist
Dr. Swarnabindu Banerjee is an Oncologist practicing at Ruby General Hospital which is situated in Kasba Golpark in Kolkata. Dr. Banerjee is an oncologist in the department of medical oncology and tertiary cancer center of the hospital. He specializes in General cancer treatment, Chemotherapy treatment, Laparoscopy surgery, Mastectomy, and Mammoplasty surgery. Dr. Swarnabindu has completed his MBBS and MD in General Medicine from one of the reputed universities in India. He has further pursued DM in Medical Oncology from a reknowned medical university in India. Dr. Swarnabindu Banerjee is practicing in the field of oncology for nearly two decades now. Dr. Banerjee practices at Ruby General Hospital, a Super specialty center situated in Kasba Golpark, Kolkata. Ruby Hospital has a dedicated Ruby Cancer Centre which comprises of Surgical, Medical and Radiation Oncology for the timely cure and treatment of the cancer cases of the patients. Book a FREE appointment with Dr. Swarnabindu Banerjee at
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