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What does advanced prostate cancer mean?

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Prostate cancer is usually called "advanced" if it has spread outside of the prostate gland. It may have moved to the tissues nearby, which doctors call "locally advanced." It also could have spread to the lymph nodes, bones, or other parts of the body. At that point, doctors call it metastatic prostate cancer.

From: Advanced Prostate Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society: "Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer," "Preventing and treating prostate cancer spread to bones," "Vaccine treatment for prostate cancer," "What is metastatic cancer?" "When Cancer Doesn't Go Away."

ClinicalTrials.gov: "Learn About Clinical Studies."

National Cancer Institute: "Cancer Vaccines."

UpToDate.com: "Patient information: Treatment for advanced prostate cancer (Beyond the Basics)."

Urology Care Foundation: "Bone-targeted Therapy," "Chemotherapy," "Hormonal Therapy," "What Are the Symptoms of Advanced Prostate Cancer?" "What is Advanced Prostate Cancer?"

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 1, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer," "Preventing and treating prostate cancer spread to bones," "Vaccine treatment for prostate cancer," "What is metastatic cancer?" "When Cancer Doesn't Go Away."

ClinicalTrials.gov: "Learn About Clinical Studies."

National Cancer Institute: "Cancer Vaccines."

UpToDate.com: "Patient information: Treatment for advanced prostate cancer (Beyond the Basics)."

Urology Care Foundation: "Bone-targeted Therapy," "Chemotherapy," "Hormonal Therapy," "What Are the Symptoms of Advanced Prostate Cancer?" "What is Advanced Prostate Cancer?"

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 1, 2018

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