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A 40-year-old member asked:

are colon cancer and prostate cancer the same thing?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Both are cancers -- genetically altered cells that have acquired the power to invade and spread. Each has a variety of subtypes, each in turn with its own "personality". The way they look and the way the are best managed are widely variable.
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
Colon and Prostate C: No, each originates from a different place. Colon cancer originates from the inner surface of the colon, the mucosa and prostate cancer originates from the glands of the prostate. The colon is a part of the gastrointestinal system while the prostate is part of the genitourinary tract.

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