The spread of prostate cancer
There are trillions of cells in the human body which are continuously renewing themselves to replace old or damaged tissue.
When this renewal process gets out of control and begins to invade healthy tissue, it is called cancer. Cancer cells can break away from their original site, such as the prostate, travel around the bloodstream and settle in other parts of the body, forming ‘metastases’ or ‘secondary tumours.’ Prostate cancer often spreads to bone. This can be very painful and there is currently no cure.