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Prostate cancer is cancer that starts in the prostate gland, which is a walnut sized gland at the base of the bladder in men. Around 46,700 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK each year. That’s 130 cases each day. More than half of the men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer are aged 70 and over. The treatment you receive depends on the type and stage of prostate cancer.
Localised prostate cancer means the cancer is completely contained within the prostate gland. It hasn’t spread anywhere else in the body.
Treatment options might include:
Locally advanced prostate cancer means the cancer has broken through the capsule (covering) of the prostate gland. It may have spread into the:
Advanced prostate cancer means that a cancer that began in the prostate has spread to another part of the body. It is sometimes called metastatic prostate cancer. It most commonly spreads to lymph nodes in other parts of the body or to the bones. It can also spread to other organs.
Treatment might include:
For more information about prostate cancer visit https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/pros...