Web-based tutorial on diagnosis of cancer

Benign Differentional Diagnoses of Prostate Cancer



This part of the web tutorial describes common mimics of prostate cancer. A major problem in diagnosing prostate cancer is that there are many benign lesions and structures that may look like cancer.


Most of these benign diagnoses do not have any clinical relevance themselves and do not need to be treated, but the pathologist must be able to recognize them to avoid a false positive diagnosis of cancer.