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Prostate cancer is defined as ''advanced'' when it spreads outside the prostate gland. It may spread to nearby tissues, lymph nodes, bones, or other parts of the body. When it is spread beyond the tissues directly adjacent to the prostate gland, it is called metastatic prostate cancer.

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News release, Astellas Pharma Inc.

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 11, 2017

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Prostate Cancer Foundation. 

National Institutes of Health.

American Cancer Society web site.

News release, Astellas Pharma Inc.

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 11, 2017

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