PCCNC logo

About the PCCNC 
Mission & Vision 
Background & Support 

Prostate Cancer 
Awareness 
Early Detection 
"Best Practices" Care 

Treatment Options 

Patient Tools 


NC Survivor Network 

facebook twitter linkedin email youtube
  Baseline@40 | Newly Diagnosed Navigation Support

Prostate Cancer

print friendly version of this page |

Normally, cells grow and mature into healthy tissue. Sometimes cells undergo changes whereby they fail to differentiate and mature properly. When these undifferentiated cells begin to reproduce rapidly, a tumor -prostate cancer- forms.

When prostate cancer is aggressive, cancer cells can break off and travel in the blood stream or the lymphatic system to another part of the body where they adapt and begin to grow again (metastasis). At this point, while there are treatment options, prostate cancer is considered "incurable."

The most common sites of prostate cancer metastasis are to the bones and the lymphatic system. Visit the Prostate Function page to see the close proximity of these systems to the prostate.

normal prostate cancerous prostate

The PCCNC is a 501c3 non-profit. We welcome charitable donations.


copyright notice

disclaimer

Prostate Cancer Coalition of North Carolina (PCCNC)
5905 Shamrock Road
Research Triangle Park, NC 27713
919.321.0365
email