Not such a small diagnosis: Small cell carcinoma of the prostate

Rauf, Abdul, Smith, Stephanie F. ORCID:, Mukherjee, Rono and Nasir, Nyla (2020) Not such a small diagnosis: Small cell carcinoma of the prostate. Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 2020 (6). ISSN 2042-8812

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Small cell carcinoma (SCC) is an aggressive malignancy most commonly described in the lung. We present a case of a 61-year-old male who presented with a neck swelling and was subsequently found to have metastatic SCC of the prostate. Clinicians should be aware that it metastasizes early. Unlike conventional prostate adenocarcinoma, it is not a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) secreting tumor hence serum levels do not correlate with disease severity, and a low PSA reading may give false reassurance. In the future, further studies on genomic typing and novel targeted therapies may achieve better clinical outcomes for patients with this aggressive type of prostate cancer.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © The Author(s) 2020.
Uncontrolled Keywords: surgery,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2746
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 03 May 2024 09:31
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 09:30
DOI: 10.1093/JSCR/RJAA117

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