American Urological Association - Introduction to Prostate Carcinomas

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Introduction to Prostate Carcinomas

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Tumor Types

  • Acinar adenocarcinoma
    • Comprises >95% of prostate carcinoma.
    • Epidemiologic, pathogenetic, and clinical features of prostate carcinoma are mainly based.
    • Also known as acinar, microacinar, or conventional adenocarcinoma.

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  • Other uncommon types of carcinomas in the prostate, <5%.
    • Urothelial carcinoma
    • Small cell carcinoma
    • Squamous cell carcinoma
    • Basal cell carcinoma/adenoid cystic carcinoma

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