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What is locally advanced prostate cancer?

Locally advanced prostate cancer is prostate cancer that has spread just beyond the prostate gland to neighboring structures. It is not considered metastatic prostate cancer.

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that is part of a man's reproductive system. It is found below a man's bladder, in front of his rectum and encircling his urethra. Prostate cancer cells can spread locally when cancerous cells move through the covering of the prostate to neighboring organs like the bladder or rectum.After spreading, cancer cells may attach to other tissues and grow to form new tumors that may damage those tissues.

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