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- (JOO-et STAY-jing SIS-tem) A staging system for prostate cancer that uses ABCD. "A" and "B" refer to cancer that is confined to the prostate. "C" refers to cancer that has grown out of the prostate but has not spread to lymph nodes or other places in the body. "D" refers to cancer that has spread to lymph nodes or to other places in the body. Also called ABCD rating and Whitmore-Jewett staging system.
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- ABCD rating, AJCC staging system, extent of disease, TNM, TNM staging system, Whitmore-Jewett staging system