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Prostate cancer – 3 steps

Prostate cancer

There are three basic steps in the growth of prostate cancer.

The first step is the development of prostate cancer and growth inside the prostate gland. For reasons unknown, one or more normal prostate cells transform into prostate cancer cells and begin to grow. The hallmark of any cancer is cancer cell growth – reproduction, or making more cancer cells. For a long period of time, prostate cancer grows only inside the prostate and is contained by the capsule that surrounds the prostate.

Eventually, the second step occurs – cancer cell leakage through the capsule outside the prostate, which is officially called microscopic capsule penetration. Depending upon the treatment method, prostate cancer can still be successfully treated in either Step 1 or Step 2. If left alone, Step 3 will eventually occur. The third step is the spread of prostate cancer (metastasis) beyond the area of the prostate such as lymph nodes, bones, lungs or any other place in the body. Step 3 is today considered incurable prostate cancer.


Prostate Cancer Symptoms

Prostate cancer rarely causes any urine symptoms, such as a weak, slow stream. The urinary symptoms are normally caused from compression (squeezing) of the urethra due to an enlarged prostate, called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). The first sign or symptom of prostate cancer (other than an elevated PSA or positive digital rectal exam) is usually bone pain from cancer cells that have spread to bone, and then you are not curable.

If you have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, it’s critical to personally research prostate cancer treatment options to make an informed decision that is best for you and your family. And, with few exceptions, your first treatment method gives you the best chance for success.


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