The prostate is a tiny walnut-shaped gland located in men's pelvic. It is found near the bladder and may be evaluated with a digital rectal exam. Prostate cancer is a kind of cancer that arises from the prostate gland. It is the second biggest cause of cancer death in males in the United States.
Breaking away from a prostate tumour allows prostate cancer cells to spread. They can spread to other regions of the body by passing through blood arteries or lymph nodes. Cancer cells that have spread may attach to other tissues and develop to create new tumours, inflicting damage wherever they land.
When prostate cancer spreads from its initial location to another portion of the body, the new tumour contains the same type of abnormal cells as the original tumour and the same name. If prostate cancer spreads to the bones, for example, the cancer cells in the bones are actually prostate cancer cells. It's metastatic prostate cancer, not bone cancer. As a result, it is referred to as prostate cancer in bone.