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Prostate cancer lives as it is born: slow-growing and benign or fast-growing and dangerous

Posted August 14, 2013, 2:41 pm, Updated August 15, 2013, 11:13 am Daniel Pendick, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch This year, more than 238,000 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. In most cases, the cancer consists of small knots of abnormal cells growing slowly in the walnut-sized prostate gland. In many men, the cancer cells grow so slowly that they never break free of the gland, spread to distant…

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