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10

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Prostate Cancer, Version 1.2016

1

Prostate cancer basics

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• The prostate makes a fluid that is part of semen.

• Prostate cancer often starts in the cells that

make fluid.

• Cancer cells may form a tumor since they don’t

die as normal cells do.

• Cancer cells can spread to other body parts

through lymph or blood.

• Most men with prostate cancer will not die

from it.

• Some men have prostate cancer that grows fast.