Can Prostate Cancer Spread to the Bladder?

December 15, 2015

When caught early and treated, patients with prostate cancer have a high chance of being cancer-free after surgery. This will depend on the grade and extent of the cancer, as well as the patient’s other medical problems. While prostate cancer is considered a slow-growing cancer, it is still important to follow-up, and have proper screening done.

If prostate cancer has spread beyond the prostate, it first spreads to the lymph nodes. If left untreated, and in an aggressive form, it can also spread to the bone, lungs, liver, and brain. The bladder is not a common site for metastasis of prostate cancer, however it is important to have a thorough evaluation if metastasis is suspected. PSA is very high in metastatic prostate cancer, in the 100s-1000s.