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Prostate Cancer Types

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Types of prostate cancer


Adenocarcinoma of the prostate

Adenocarcinoma of the prostateAn adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that arises in the cells of glands. Most cells in the prostate gland are of the glandular type, which means that adenocarcinoma is the most common type of cancer to occur in the prostate. Adenocarcinoma of the prostate is malignant, however many types grow extremely slowly, and so are unlikely to spread before a man dies of other causes.

For more information, see Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate. 

Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the prostate

Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the prostateCancer arising from the neuroendocrine cells of the prostate is nown as neuroendocrine carcinoma of the prostate. This is a rare form of prostate cancer, and primary neuroendocrine carcinoma accounts for less than 5% of prostate cancers.

For more information, see Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Prostate. 

Related prostate conditions

Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia)

Enlarged prostateBenign prostatic hyperplasia is a condition in which benign (non-cancerous) nodules cause an enlargement of the prostate gland. Prostate enlargment is a slowly progressive condition that usually occurs over the age of 50 years, and increases in prevalence with age. The condition does not predispose the man or his immediate family to any increased risk of prostate cancer.  

For more information, see Enlarged Prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia).

Video: Benign prostatic hyperplasia

BPH videoDr Celi Varol provides an overview of benign prostatic hyperplasia and outlines the treatment options available for the condition.  

Watch the video Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

Prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN)

Prostatic intraepithelial neoplasiaProstatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) are changes in the cells of the prostate gland that may lead to the development of prostate cancer.  

For more information, see Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia (PIN).

More information

Prostate cancer 
For more information on prostate cancer, including diagnoses, types of treatments, and some useful tools, videos and animations, see Prostate Cancer

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Posted On: 19 July, 2010
Modified On: 27 January, 2014


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