What is Advanced Prostate Cancer?

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Regular visits to the doctor can help prostate cancer be caught earlier and provide patients with a better chance of recovery. However, in some cases patients are diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. This is not a death sentence, but it is important for patients to understand the implications of an advanced prostate cancer diagnosis. This video can help increase understanding about it.

The oncology specialist Dr. Russel Szmulewitz from the University of Chicago Medical Center discussed the topic with Dr. William Catalona, the patient, and Andrew Schorr, MD, professor of Urology and Director of the Clinical Prostate Cancer Program at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. There are

There are four stages of prostate cancer, which are defined depending on tests and scans used to diagnose the extent of the disease.

Advanced prostate cancer refers to the two last stages of the disease and is classified as advanced when the cancer has spread outside the prostate gland to the nearby tissues, lymph nodes, bones, or other parts of the body. The video was shared in the YouTube of Patient Power, a network focused on offering resources and information and empowering people dealing with prostate cancer.

Learn more about prostate cancer: http://bit.ly/1MlKABv

Prostate Cancer News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Inês holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in blood vessel biology, blood stem cells, and cancer. Before that, she studied Cell and Molecular Biology at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and worked as a research fellow at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência. Inês currently works as a Managing Science Editor, striving to deliver the latest scientific advances to patient communities in a clear and accurate manner.
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Inês holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in blood vessel biology, blood stem cells, and cancer. Before that, she studied Cell and Molecular Biology at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and worked as a research fellow at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência. Inês currently works as a Managing Science Editor, striving to deliver the latest scientific advances to patient communities in a clear and accurate manner.
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