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Advanced Prostate Cancer

Generally, prostate cancer is considered advanced if it has spread beyond the prostate or there is a recurrence of the cancer after treatment.

Treatment may be able to slow down the progression of the disease. there is, however, no known cure for advanced prostate cancer. Eventually, treatment is no longer effective and the advanced prostate cancer becomes fatal.

Locally advanced prostate cancer
At this stage, the cancer has grown through the outer rim of the prostate and into nearby tissue such as the fat that surrounds the prostate, the seminal vesicles or the base of the bladder.

At this point the cancer is generally classified as Stage 3.

Metastatic prostate cancer
Generally, metastatic prostate cancer is the phase that is reached when the cancer spreads to the seminal vesicles, to the lymph nodes or to other parts of the body. Prostate cancer can spread to a different part of the body after it breaks through the wall of the prostate gland by traveling to the new part of the body. Local metastasis occurs when the cancer cells reach either of lymph nodes by the sides of the bladder. Distant metastasis occurs when the cancer cells reaches distant lymph nodes or make their way through the blood stream or the lymphatic system and take hold in the new body. The most common sites of distant metastasis are the bones in the pelvis, hips, and lower back.

At this point the cancer is generally classified as Stage 4.

Recurrent prostate cancer
This is cancer that has come back after it was treated to the point of being undetectable. The cancer can come back in the prostate, near the prostate, or in a distant part of the body. Very often, it comes back in the bones in the pelvis, hips, or lower back. Regardless of where it come back, it is still prostate cancer and is treated with techniques and therapies specific for prostate cancer.

Since a man's PSA normally falls to undetectable levels after successful treatment, a recurrence is often detected by a rising PSA. In such cases, the recurrence is diagnosed and treatment is often commenced before the patient experiences any symptoms.


Contact us for a Free Consultation at
Free-Consultation@ProstateCancerLaw.com
if you or a family member have been diagnosed with Stage 3 or Stage 4 (Metastatic) Prostate Cancer and a health care provider
  • ignored complaints of symptoms consistent with Prostate Cancer attributing them to BPH (enlarged prostate),
  • failed to discuss prostate cancer screening with a male patient who has reached the recommended age includng
    1. PSA blood testing
    2. digital examination to check for an enlargement or hardening of the prostate, or the presence of nodules
  • or failed to follow-up on an abnormally high PSA, a positive biopsy, or a finding of nodules during a digital exam.
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