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Cancer cells have the potential to spread from the prostate to other parts of the body where they can grow into new tumours. This process is called metastasis. The tumours are also called metastasis (singular) or metastases (plural). Metastases are also called secondary tumours.
Understanding the usual progression of cancer helps the doctor to predict its probable course, plan treatment and anticipate further care.
Prostate cancer spreads by direct extension to nearby structures or by lymphatic spread to the regional lymph nodes. Prostate cancer can also spread through the blood to distant sites.
The most common sites where prostate cancer spreads are:
Cancer-related emergencies are serious cancer-related problems that can occur because of prostate cancer:
Even though we are high school students, we were able to raise so much money for the Canadian Cancer Society. It just goes to show what can happen when a small group of people come together for a great cause.
For cancer patients who must travel a great distance to get to treatment, Canadian Cancer Society lodges offer a welcoming place to stay.