Once the T, N, and M categories have been determined, this information is combined (along with the Grade Group and PSA level if they are available) in a process called stage grouping to get the overall stage of the cancer. The main stages of prostate cancer range from I (1) through IV (4). Some stages are split further (A, B, etc).
This first prostate diagram shows the whole urinary tract system from the kidneys, down through the two ureters into the bladder, through the urethra tube passing inside the prostate gland and out the penis. That is why it sure feels good to go when you gotta go!
Experts say prostate cancer may have no symptoms at first, but you may develop trouble urinating, weak or interrupted urination, frequent urination, trouble emptying your bladder, pain or burning during urination, blood in your urine or semen, painful intercourse, and pain in your back, hips, or pelvis.