Posts Tagged ‘Microscopic Cancers’
There are three main steps in the development of aggressive prostate cancer. The earliest is the appearance of microscopic clusters of cancer cells within the prostate gland: clusters that produce no symptoms and cannot be detected by normal physical examination. The second phase is for these cells to grow in bulk within the prostate gland to a size that is detectable by physical examination and is starting to cause symptoms, such as urinary problems. In the third phase, the cancer spreads outside the prostate gland into the tissues immediately surrounding it, such as lymph glands in the pelvis and abdomen, and then distantly into bones, such as spinal vertebrae.
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