Understanding advanced prostate cancer

Advanced prostate cancer is when the cancer has spread into surrounding tissues or beyond the prostate.

  • Cancer and cell types

    Cancers are grouped into types. Types of cancer often behave and respond to treatments in different ways.

  • The prostate

    The prostate gland produces semen. It is situated close to the tube, which is called the urethra. Urine and semen leave the body through the urethra.

  • About advanced prostate cancer

    Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Advanced prostate cancer is when the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

  • Signs and symptoms of advanced prostate cancer

    Symptoms may be due to an enlarged prostate gland or cancer that has spread to another part of the body (secondary cancer).

  • Why do cancers come back?

    Sometimes, tiny cancer cells are left behind after cancer treatment. These can divide to form a new tumour.

Prostate cancer symptoms and the PSA test

A urologist describes the symptoms of prostate cancer and the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test, and a patient shares his experience.

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Prostate cancer symptoms and the PSA test

A urologist describes the symptoms of prostate cancer and the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test, and a patient shares his experience.

More on signs and symptoms

More about the PSA test