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Cellular Regulation: Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer o Description: Prostate cancer is a growth of abnormal of epithelial cells in the prostate gland resulting in the development of a malignant neoplasm. It is the 2nd most common cancer in men. o Most common site of metastasis= o Risk Factors: o Diagnostics Screening: Digital rectal exam (DRE) Prostate specific antigen (PSA) Diagnostic Studies: Needlebiopsy TURP Bone scans Skeletal x-rays MRI Pelvis CT PSA level ranges: 0 – 2.5 ng/mL = low 2.6–10 ng/mL=slightly–moderate elevated 10–19.9 ng/mL=moderately elevated 20 ng /mL or more=significantly elevated Gleason Score Tumor grading system Increase in score = increased tumor aggressiveness Lower score = well defined, less aggressive Categories of Prostate CA Low risk Intermediate risk High risk Prostate Cancer: Staging o Stage Stage I - Confine to prostate, well differentiated, nonpalpable Stage II - Confine to prostate, involves both lobes, poor diff.
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  • Spring '14
  • Brinkley
  • Prostate cancer,  Goal,  Stage III,  Prostate

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