While caring for a patient with a carcinoma of the prostate gland, the nurse monitors for metastasis to which of the following structures?

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Explanation

• The most common sites for metastatic prostate cancer are to the bones of the hips and the pelvic region because of their proximity to the prostate.

• Metastasis to the other parts of the body is also possible through the lymphatic system or the blood.

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