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Expectancy Person Bone Prostate Cancer
Cancer is a new growth of any tissue with an ability to spread - metastasize - along blood vessels and lymphatic channels to near or far sites of the body with never-ending aggressiveness until the host succumbs to death by it or other related problems. Prostate cancer is one of them ranked as #2 cancer (after skin cancer) and & #2 cancer death (after lung cancer). 1 in 6-7 men in ...Read more
Advanced Cancer: Once prostate cancer has spread to the bones, the prognosis becomes poorer. Treatment revolves around suppressing growth by decreasing testosterone. This hormone deprivation, however, only helps for a little while. Eventually the disease will progress. Other treatments are possible, but all in all only 1/3 men in this situation survive 5 years. ...Read more
When person has hip and back pain and has prostate cancer, could it mean back and hip bones have malignancy?
Does a person with a prostate cancer gleason score of 9 have any shot? dr states hormone rherapy and possible radiation depend on ct/mri & bone scan
My uncle is in late stage of prostate cancer bone metasis, so what can I do since he in vietnam and the doc say to him it hopeless to continue now?
Comfort him,,,: If he is at this point in his course of this disease, likely it is best to comfort him. If he is in pain, pain-killing medicine like morphine might be used to stop it. Having him kept clean also helps. Strontium-89 might be used if there is bone pain due to metastasis. It also may be good to go out there and see him if you can, as he might like a visit from family. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My bone scan showed no evidence that my prostate cancer spread to the bones. What are the chances that it did not spread anywhere else?
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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