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Where does the prostate cancer spread on our body?

Where does the prostate cancer spread on our body?

It depends: Not all prostate cancer behaves the same way. However, it can spread to lymph nodes, bones, liver, lungs and brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of bone cancer, from spread of prostate cancer. Pain in lower body bone, or upper and lower body bone? What would be 1st sign?

What are the symptoms of bone cancer, from spread of prostate cancer. Pain in lower body bone, or upper and lower body bone? What would be 1st sign?

Prostate cancer: Prostate cancer that has spread often metastasizes to bones especially backbone. As part of evaluation for high grade prostate cancer, your urologist or oncologist may recommend bone scan to look for evidence of spread before you develop pain. If you're already having bone pain, regardless of site, go see your doc immediately. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms if prostate cancer has spread in your body? Do you feel pain in other parts of the body or organs? I feel pain in my legs&knees?

What are the symptoms if prostate cancer has spread in your body? Do you feel pain in other parts of the body or organs? I feel pain in my legs&knees?

Pain: If prostate cancer spreads, it usually goes to the bone so naturally you would have worsening bone pain. That being said, someone your age is not likely to have prostate cancer (although it can happen). I suggest you visit your local doc and let him evaluate you properly. Best to you. ...Read more

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Where is prostate cancer commonly spread to?

Where is prostate cancer commonly spread to?

Bones and lymph node: Prostate cancer typically spreads to the pelvic lymph nodes or into bones, particularly he spine. ...Read more

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When prostate cancer is near the prostate wall, is it likely to spread or is it slow growing?

When prostate cancer is near the prostate wall, is it likely to spread or is it slow growing?

Neither: The location, in this case, does not answer your questions. Aggressiveness, the risk of spread or speed of spread is best predicted by biopsy results. The gleason score, as read by an expert, gives this detail. Read here: http://1.Usa.Gov/m7kd5m. The psa value, the prostate exam, and the number of biopsies involved also help answer the question in early pc. ...Read more

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Might any of the symptoms suggesting prostate cancer be a sign of something else in your body?

Frankly,: Bladder outlet obstruction is more common in benign prostatic hypertrophy than cancer, and prosca can be silent. No family hx, no symptoms, many advise steering away from psa screening due to over diagnoisis and harms from rx, but identifying curable prosca at an early stage is a reason to be checked. ...Read more

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What happens if your prostate cancer spreads to your spine?

What happens if your prostate cancer spreads to your spine?

Metastasis.: Prostate cancer, when it spreads, can often metastasize to the bones of the spine. If this happens, there may be no symptoms at all, but may eventually cause bony pain, fractures, or compression of the spinal cord. Fortunately, there are many hormonal, immunologic, and chemotherapy options for patients with metastatic disease. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does untreated prostate cancer actually do to your body?

Highly variable.: The behavior of prostate cancer varies widely. Many men with low risk, low grade prostate cancer will die of other causes and the cancer that they harbor will have no impact on their lives. If the prostate cancer is aggressive, it can spread outside the prostate, invading nearby organs such as the bladder or rectum, then spread to the bones. Symptoms can range from minimal to severe. ...Read more

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If prostate cancer is found, how do doctors describe how far the cancer has spread?

If prostate cancer is found, how do doctors describe how far the cancer has spread?

Staging: Most docs use the tnm staging system. If your biopsy was positive based on an elevated psa, you are t1c. You are n1 if a ct detects small lymph nodes. You are m1 if the bone scan is positive. For example, t2n0m0 suggests that the cancer is just in the prostate. ...Read more

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a new growth of any tissue with an ability to spread - metastasize - along blood vessels and lymphatic channels to near or far sites of the body with never-ending aggressiveness until the host succumbs to death by it or other related problems. Prostate cancer is one of them ranked as #2 cancer (after skin cancer) and & #2 cancer death (after lung cancer). 1 in 6-7 men in ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more