Synonyms: ABCD rating, Jewett staging system
Definition: 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.
The TNM staging system has become more popular.
For more information and a table showing the TNM stages, see Prostate Cancer Stages here at Phoenix5.