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, shared on the YouTube channel of Patient Power, can help increase understanding about it.
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.
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.
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