Our pre-radical prostatectomy nomogram is for patients diagnosed with prostate cancer who have not yet begun treatment. This nomogram predicts the extent of the cancer and long-term results following radical prostatectomy (surgery to remove the prostate gland and surrounding lymph nodes). Using a dynamic statistical formula, this nomogram draws on data from more than 10,000 prostate cancer patients treated at MSK.
You can use this nomogram for applicable results if you have received no hormone or radiation therapy for prostate cancer. If you are receiving either form of therapy for your prostate cancer, the results of this nomogram will not be accurate.
Results produced by this tool are based on data from patients treated at MSK — a large research institution with surgeons who perform a high volume of prostate cancer procedures. All results must be understood in the context of each patient’s specific treatment plan. Patients and caregivers using this tool should discuss the result with the patient’s physician.
To gather the information required to use this nomogram, use our worksheet.