Prostate Cancer 101

Getting a prostate cancer diagnosis – Doctors often use a prostate biopsy

A prostate cancer diagnosis is commonly confirmed by a prostate biopsy (also called a core needle biopsy), which is a procedure that is usually done in the doctor’s office. It is often performed by a urologist, a surgeon who treats prostate cancer. Expect to have about 12 core samples taken from different areas of the prostate …

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What is prostate cancer? – How does it grow?

Prostate cancer (not prostrate cancer, which is a common misspelling) results when abnormal cells in a man’s body start to grow out of control. It is a cancer that only affects men. The problem with prostate cancer cells These cells don’t live and die in a normal way. They continue to grow and divide, forming more abnormal …

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Prostate cancer staging – A simple guide

In order for a doctor to determine prostate cancer staging, a number of tests (bone scan, CT or CAT scan, MRI, or a ProstaScint™ scan) may be ordered to see if the cancer looks like it is: Confined only to the prostate (called localized prostate cancer) Spreading outside the prostate (called advanced prostate cancer) Prostate cancer staging …

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