Localised prostate cancer
Localised prostate cancer is cancer that's contained inside the prostate. You may also hear it called early or organ-confined prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer can behave in different ways. Localised prostate cancer often grows slowly – or might not grow at all – and has a low risk of spreading. So it may never cause you any problems or affect how long you live. However, some cancers may grow more quickly and spread to other parts of the body.
Your doctor may talk about the risk of your cancer coming back after treatment. This will help you and your doctor to discuss the best treatments for you.
- your PSA level is less than 10ng/ml, and
- your Gleason score is 6 or less, and
- the stage of your cancer is T1 to T2a.
- your PSA level is between 10 and 20ng/ml, or
- your Gleason score is 7, or
- the stage of your cancer is T2b.
- your PSA level is higher than 20 ng/ml, or
- your Gleason score is 8, 9 or 10, or
- the stage of your cancer is T2c, T3 or T4.