Choice Cancer Care explains metastatic prostate cancer in detail

Understanding Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Lewisville, TX – June 15, 2020 –Metastatic prostate cancer is an advanced form of metastatic prostate cancer that has already metastasized beyond the prostate to other parts of the body. Metastatic prostate cancer commonly spreads to the bones and nearby lymph nodes.The disease is fuelled by the high production of testosterone in the body. Men with this disease are treated with hormone therapy before any other treatments are administered.

“If at diagnosis, your prostate cancer has already spread to your lymph nodes, you should speak to your doctor about starting treatment immediately,” explained Choice Cancer Care.  “Your cancer care team will help you determine the best choice of treatment and help you understand what to expect in your journey to recovery.”

When prostate cancer cells enter the bloodstream, they spread to various sites throughout the body like the bones and, in rare cases, the lungs, liver, or brain. Bone metastases are the highest among all metastatic cases.

The two types of metastatic prostate cancer include;

  • Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer – This is prostate cancer that has already spread to other body parts and is resistant to hormonal treatments and other surgical treatments that lower testosterone.
  • Metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer – This is a form of prostate cancer that responds to hormonal treatment and surgical treatments for lowering testosterone. This is metastatic cancer that has already spread in the body. Consult with your doctor to understand what it means to have this type of high-risk prostate cancer.

The androgens found in the testes and the area above the kidneys are responsible for fuelling tumors in men with metastatic prostate cancer. The prostate tumor is also a source of androgen production. To manage your metastatic prostate cancer, you’ll need to reduce the production of androgens. With the help of your physician, you’ll be able to determine the best way to lower androgen production in your body.

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