What Is Metastatic Cancer, And To Where Does Prostate Cancer Most Commonly Spread?

Dr. John Cole answers the question: 'What Is Metastatic Prostate Cancer?'

ByJohn Cole, M.D., Chairman, Hematology/Oncology, Ochsner Medical Center New Orleans
November 19, 2008, 12:19 PM

March 16, 2009 -- Question: What is metastatic cancer, and to where does prostate cancer most commonly spread?

Answer: Metastatic cancer refers to cancers that have spread outside of the organ in which they originate. Prostate cancer is most likely to spread, or metastasize, to the lymph nodes in the pelvis and to the bones.

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