A 21-year-old member asked:
What is the cancer of prostate?
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Urology 28 years experience
Adenocarcinoma: The most common type of prostate cancer is called adenocarcinoma. It is a malignant tumor of the prostate that can have varying degrees of aggresiveness. The more aggressive the tumor, the more likely it will spread and metastasize.
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Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Most organs : Are composed of epithelial tissues made from cells. Cells can acquire traits of primitive cells, and disobey rules of growth regulation, and remaining where they belong, so they grow and travel. The prostate functions to make seminal fluid, and its cells are adenomatous. The cancers occur as we age, some behave indolently, few are aggressive and can kill.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2014
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