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Last updated: 5th Sep 2023

Prostate cancer most often develops from prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) in the prostate gland and can be described as localised, locally advanced or advanced (metastatic). Symptoms may include genito-urinary symptoms such as poor urinary stream and erectile dysfunction, or bone pain in cases where the disease has spread to the bones.

Prostate cancer is considered a slow growing cancer and is driven by the androgen axis. Subsequently, treatment for hormone sensitive prostate cancer (HSPC) revolves around androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) alongside radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

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