How does prostate cancer spread?

August 6, 2014

Prostate cancer spreads (metastasizes) when the cancer cells have migrated away from the prostate. It can spread through the lymph nodes and/or bloodstream. Metastasis of prostate cancer typically occurs in the bone, brain, lungs, and liver.

When does it spread to the bones?

Prostate cancer will spread to the bones only when it is not controlled. At this point the cancer is considered aggressive and metastatic.

What are the treatment options at that point?

Treatment options for bone metastasis include chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and/or surgical removal of the testicles. There are also medications for bone health and pain due to metastasis.

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