Advanced Prostate Cancer: What is this Type of Cancer?

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.

Here’s what you need to know about prostate cancer in 5 minutes.

The oncology specialist Dr. Russel Szmulewitz from the University of Chicago Medical Center discusses 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 four stages of prostate cancer, which are defined depending on tests and scans used to diagnose the extent of the disease.

Read more about the stages of prostate cancer.

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 on the YouTube channel of Patient Power, a network focused on offering resources and information and empowering people dealing with prostate cancer.

Read more about the importance and the role of testing in advanced prostate cancer. 

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 another 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.

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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

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