Regular visits to the doctor increase the likelihood of catching prostate cancer early and provide patients with a better chance of recovery. However, in some cases, patients are diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, and it’s important that patients understand the implications of an advanced prostate cancer diagnosis.
In this video, oncology specialist Dr. Russel Szmulewitz from the University of Chicago Medical Center discusses advanced prostate cancer with the patient, Dr. William Catalona, 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 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 last two 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 on the Patient Power YouTube channel, a network focused on offering resources and information and empowering people dealing with prostate cancer.
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