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HERDIN Record #: PCHRD16120210525732 Submitted: 02 December 2016 Modified: 17 February 2017

Carcinoma of the prostate-an incidental post-mortem finding.

Cenon M. Balza

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Carcinoma of the prostate is the commonest malignancy in the male. However in the majority of cases it is discovered as an incidental finding either at postmortem or in surgical specimens removed for other reasons. In almost all instances the lesion is small, totally latent and without clinical significance. On the other hand, carcinoma of the prostate may behave as an aggressive spreading neoplasm that kills. Prostatic cancer, may therefore, exist in two biological forms: (1) a common small, incidental lesion and (2) a much less frequent, clinically significant disease that metastasizes and may cause death.

Publication Type
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Bulletin of the V. Luna General Hospital Medical Society
Publication Date
June 1965
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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library Fulltext Print Format (Request Document)

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