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Low grade prostate cancer

Current definition

ACC

December 2018

Low grade prostate cancer – of specified severity

Tumours of the prostate histologically classified as having a Gleason score between 2 and 6 inclusive, provided the tumour has progressed to at least clinical TNM classification T1N0M0.

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We've improved the definition so that we now pay out on diagnosis without any requirement for surgery to be carried out. 

 

Previous definitions

ACC

November 2015

Low grade prostate cancer – of specified severity

Tumours of the prostate histologically classified as having a Gleason score between 2 and 6 inclusive, provided the tumour has progressed to at least clinical TNM classification T1N0M0, and the tumour has been treated by one of the following:

  • complete removal of the prostate;
  • external beam or interstitial implant radiotherapy;
  • hormone therapy; or
  • brachytherapy/radiotherapy.

For the above definition the following is not covered:

  • prostate cancers where the treatment is not one of the specified treatments listed above, or requires observation only.