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Prostate Cancer

How Does Prostate Cancer Spread Through Out the Body?

01/31/2003

Question:

How does prostate cancer spread through out the body?

Answer:

It typically spreads via the lymph and venous system. Lymph node spread first occurs in the pelvic area and venous spread typically involves the bones in the pelvis and low back.

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Response by:

Martin I Resnick, MD Martin I Resnick, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University