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Understanding Advanced Cancer

APC-PG3-DeterminingDiseaseChart-REV2Advanced prostate cancer is cancer that has spread either just outside the prostate, Stage III, or beyond the prostate to lymph nodes and/or organs and tissues, Stage IV.

Stage III, also called locally advanced prostate cancer, means the cancer has spread to tissue outside of the prostate but not to lymph nodes or other organs.

Stage IV, also called metastatic prostate cancer, means the prostate cancer cells have spread to lymph nodes and/or organs and tissue. Prostate cancer most frequently spreads to the bones, liver, or lungs.

While there is no cure for metastatic prostate cancer, there is hope to manage the disease effectively through new treatments. These new treatment options can help slow the disease progression and give you more time to live your best life.

Currently understanding the progression of advanced prostate cancer is gauged by a rise in the PSA level. In addition to PSA, your doctor should evaluate your testosterone level because testosterone can make the cancer grow.

To learn more about current treatment options for advanced prostate cancer, side effect management and clinical trials, visit the treatment section of our website.