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Are colon cancer and prostate cancer the same thing?

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Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Hebert
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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