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Prostate cancer

Metastatic prostate cancer

Prostate cancer metastasis occurs when cells break away from the tumor in the prostate. The cancer cells may travel through the lymphatic system or the bloodstream to other areas of the body. Prostate cancer is metastatic if it has spread to the:

You may be diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer when you are first diagnosed, after having completed your first treatment or even many years later. It is uncommon to be diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer on first diagnosis, but it does happen. If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer and you’re concerned about prostate cancer metastasis, talk with your doctor about your risk of prostate cancer metastasis and your treatment options.

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