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Where can prostate cancer recur?

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Prostate cancer can recur locally in the tissue next to the prostate or in the seminal vesicles (two small sacs next to the prostate that store semen). The cancer may also affect the surrounding lymph nodes in the pelvis or lymph nodes outside this area.

Prostate cancer can also spread to tissues next to the prostate, such as the muscles that help control urination, the rectum, or the wall of the pelvis. It also can travel through the bloodstream and recur distantly in bones or other organs. This spread is called metastasis. Metastases through the lymph channels are called lymphatic metastases, while those through the bloodstream are hematogenous, or blood-borne metastases.

From: If Prostate Cancer Comes Back WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society. 
 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 22, 2019

SOURCE: 

American Cancer Society. 
 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 22, 2019

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