Prostate cancer is a cancer that begins in the prostate gland. After a prostate cancer diagnosis, doctors perform exams and tests to determine the stage of the cancer. Those stages range from zero (carcinoma in situ, which means cancer is limited to a cluster of cells and has not invaded nearby tissue) to four (cancer has spread to the lymph nodes or another organ).
Our quality measures relating to prostate cancer are separated by the stage at which the cancer was first diagnosed or treated at Northwestern Memorial. The measures are:
- Stage 2 Prostate Cancer - Five Year Survival
- Stage 3 Prostate Cancer - Five Year Survival
- Stage 4 Prostate Cancer - Five Year Survival