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Five-Year Survival Rates

Prognosis is strongly affected by the grade of tumor. Involvement of seminal vesicles is an important prognostic indicator.

Grade Vs. 5-Year Survival (from Textbook of Clinical Oncology, third edition)

  • G1 60%
  • G2 35%
  • G3 15%
  • G4 5%

Stage Vs. 5-Year Disease-free Survival with Treatment (from the National Cancer Institute's Physician Data Query system, July, 2002)

  • American Urologic Association (AUA) Staging System
  • A1 occult cancer—usually not treated
  • A2 > 90%
  • B1 85% (50% 10-year disease-free survival with treatment)
  • B2 85% (37% 10-year disease-free survival with treatment)
  • C 48%
  • D 21% (all metastatic cases)