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What is regional prostate cancer?

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Regional prostate cancer, also known as local extension, means that the tumor has grown through the prostate capsule, either into the seminal vesicles (a pair of glands next to the prostate) or into nearby muscles and organs.

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Prostate Cancer Research Institute.

National Cancer Institute. 

American Cancer Society.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 8, 2018

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SOURCES: 

Prostate Cancer Research Institute.

National Cancer Institute. 

American Cancer Society.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 8, 2018

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