Understanding Advanced Prostate Cancer

Discuss advanced prostate cancer and your treatment plan with confidence

Learning more about your condition can help you and your loved ones feel more confident discussing your next step with your healthcare team.

Advanced prostate cancer, also known as metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), is a multifaceted disease that can vary from person to person. It is a type of prostate cancer that has become resistant to hormonal or surgical treatments that lower testosterone and has spread to other parts of the body. In other words, your prostate cancer has progressed on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and has spread beyond your prostate.

An individualized treatment plan matters, since advanced prostate cancer is different for everyone

A tumor in one person can be different from a tumor in another person

A tumor in one person can be completely different from a tumor in another person.

Tumors that appear in different parts of the body may vary

Tumors that appear in different parts of the body may vary significantly when compared.

Prostate cancer cells within a single tumor can be highly diverse

Prostate cancer cells within a single tumor can be highly diverse, some may respond to treatment, while others may not.

Every man and his prostate cancer is unique. Therefore, advanced prostate cancer is best managed through an individualized treatment plan that addresses your needs and treatment goals.

See how advanced prostate cancer behaves in the body.

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