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Types of Prostate Cancer
Dr. Kamran Khan
19 Sep 2018
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There are 5 types of Prostate Cancer. This includes Acinar Adenocarcinoma, Ductal Adenocarcinoma, Transitional Cell Cancer, Squamous Cell Cancer and Small Cell Prostate Cancer.

Acinar Adenocarcinoma: This is the most common type of prostate cancer. It mainly occurs in the gland cells which are present on the lining of the prostate glands.

Ductal adenocarcinoma: It occurs in the cells that are present in the ducts of the prostate glands.

Transitional cell cancer: It occurs in the cells which line the urethra (organ which takes the urine out of the body).

Squamous cell cancer: This type of cancer develops in the flat cells present in the prostate gland.

Small Cell Prostate cancer: It occurs in the small round cells.


Dr. Kamran Khan

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Surgical Oncologist
Dr. Kamran Khan is a surgical oncologist & cancer specialist at Saifee Hospital in Girgaon, Mumbai. He is specialized in Colorectal Surgery, GastroIntestinal Surgery and Other cancer related surgery and has rich experience in these fields. He completed MBBS from King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College in 1990 and MCh in Surgical Oncology from Tata Memorial Centre in 1994.
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