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Prostate Cancer Glossary

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There are currently 5 terms in this directory beginning with the letter O.
Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer
A disease state generally defined by the presence of five or fewer metastatic sites on imaging. It represents a transitional state between localized and widespread metastatic disease.
Oncology Nurse
A registered nurse with a master's degree in oncology nursing who specializes in the care of cancer patients. Oncology nurse specialists may prepare and give treatments, monitor patients, prescribe and provide supportive care, and teach and counsel patients and their families.
Oncology Social Worker
Oncology social workers are trained to work with prostate cancer patients and their families, most frequently men with advanced prostate cancer. It is important to understand your emotional well being and get the support you need mentally as well as physically. An oncology social worker provides individual counseling, access to support groups, and referrals to related services for men with prostate cancer.
Surgery to reduce testosterone in the body by removing the testicles; also called castration.
Overflow Incontinence
Urine leak that happens when the bladder cannot be emptied. A person with overflow incontinence may need to get up often during the night to urinate, take a long time to urinate, and have a dribbling stream with little force. Overflow incontinence is usually caused by blockage or narrowing of the bladder outlet, either from cancer or scar tissue.