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What is high-risk prostate cancer?

High risk prostate cancer is cancer with high risk features that remains clinically localized. This includes a Gleason score of 8 or higher, a PSA over 20, or extracapsular spread. It should also be known that risk of disease can change if patients undergo prostatectomy, as they will go from clinical staging to pathologic staging, which can change.

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