Cancers are formed by abnormal cells, which replicate and grow in an uncontrolled fashion. Over time the cancer cells invade into surrounding tissues and/or spread through the blood or lymphatic vessels to other distant parts of the body (metastasize). Most prostate cancers arise from the glandular tissue of the prostate (primary cancer), but very occasionally the prostate may be invaded by cancers arising in other organs such as the bladder (secondary cancer). Many prostate cancers are now diagnosed at an early stage (localised prostate cancer) due to PSA testing. Some cancers, however, are still not detected until they have spread out of the prostate (advanced prostate cancer).
Localised Prostate Cancer
Visit the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia website to learn about Localised Prostate Cancer,
Advanced Prostate Cancer
Visit the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia website to learn about Advanced Prostate Cancer.