This fact sheet is for men with advanced (metastatic) prostate cancer that has spread to the bones. We explain what metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) is, what symptoms to look out for, and how MSCC is treated.

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Updated: February 2015 | Due for Review: February 2017

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This fact sheet is for men with advanced (metastatic) prostate cancer that has spread to the bones. We explain what metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) is, what symptoms to look out for, and how MSCC is treated.

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