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Haw bad is metastatic prostate cancer to a neck lymph node?

Haw bad is metastatic prostate cancer to a neck lymph node?

Second opinion: Please consider a second opinion to confirm if the neck node is metastatic cancer from prostate. It is unusual (though not unheard of) for prostate cancer to skip pelvic nodes and bones and skip straight to a neck node. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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What is the survival rate once prostate cancer has spread to lymph nodes and bones?

What is the survival rate once prostate cancer has spread to lymph nodes and bones?

6 years on average : Metastatic prostate cancer responds to hormone therapy for almost 18 months. Once the cancer is hormone refractory the median survival is 6 years. ...Read more

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If my prostate cancer has not spread to the bones, lymph nodes, or any organs which would be the preferred option, surgery or radiation?

If my prostate cancer has not spread to the bones, lymph nodes, or any organs which would be the preferred option, surgery or radiation?

Already surgery: I don't know why you ask because it says in your conditions that you already had robotic prostatectomy. Comparing the 2 is difficult bc pros.tissue is still there aft.radiation.Johns Hopkins Dr.Walsh: 5-yr control rate after surgery. defined as psa 0.2 should be compared to 10yr control after radiation of nadir+2.Radiation technology is continuously improving so the answer to yr.q.is not a simple ...Read more

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Can prostate cancer spreading into the lymph nodes area still safe?

Can prostate cancer spreading into the lymph nodes area still safe?

No: Prostate cancer does not tend to spread to lymph nodes until it is quite advanced. These aggressive tumors have a much higher risk of leading to demise from prostate cancer. ...Read more

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My dad died of cancer that spread from his lip to lymph nodes to lung 47yo, gpa died of prostate cancer 79yo. Any studies linking cancer to genetics?

My dad died of cancer that spread from his lip to lymph nodes to lung 47yo, gpa died of prostate cancer 79yo. Any studies linking cancer to genetics?

There are: There are several cancers that area related to genetics. The are about 5-15% of cancers. The bulk are not. In your case the key question is if your father was a smoker or not. This kind of cancer is not usually related to prostate cancer. The other important thing is that your mother's family history also is equally important as your father's. ...Read more

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How long can someone live with prostate cancer that's metastatic?

How long can someone live with prostate cancer that's metastatic?

Variable: Even metastatic prostate cancer growth may be controlled by medication and a person could for a few years, however, metastatic tumors are generally not curable. ...Read more

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My husband is 48 with metastatic prostate cancer this has become resistant to hormal treatments and he has weakened what else can be given?

My husband is 48 with metastatic prostate cancer this has become resistant to hormal treatments and he has weakened what else can be given?

Many options: Taxotere (docetaxel) is usually next step but now 3 or 4 choices of things to treat, and some can give great responses with minimal toxicity. He is very young for this disease; any breast cancer or ovarian cancer in his family? He should test for the brca gene mutation ( www.Myriad.Com ). ...Read more

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How long can someone survive with advanced metastatic prostate cancer?

How long can someone survive with advanced metastatic prostate cancer?

Longer than ever: Newer therapies are constantly emerging for this problem, including radium for bony metastases, shown to significantly improve survival. Other drugs such as abiraterone and mdv3100 show much promise as well. The outlook has never been better for men in this unfortunate situation. ...Read more

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Can metastatic prostate cancer go into remission?

Can metastatic prostate cancer go into remission?

ProstateCAremission : The term remission has been historically used for leukemia patients. Prostate cancer can be stable with the use of "hormones". This would mean the psa is stable...And the disease is not actively growing. Patients can live a very long time with prostate ca in the bones or with an elevated psa. Check with your doctor on what your psas have been doing over time. ...Read more

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Can metastatic prostate cancer go into remission?

Can metastatic prostate cancer go into remission?

No, but yes under...: Once prostate cancer spreads to far sites, it will progress, though at various pace among affected men. Clinically, its remission may take place upon receiving hormonal manipulation to a degree to a duration, not forever. However, the course of treating metastatic prostatic cancer is usually very favorable. More details? To articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onPSA-P-Ca.html. ...Read more

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Post prostate cancer surgery problem bladder neck contracture. Please help me with this?

Post prostate cancer surgery problem bladder neck contracture. Please help me with this?

Depends: Mild BNC urethral dilation. More significant BNC:cystoscopy & making a cut in the scar tissue.Severe BNC:Simultaneous telescope through urethra & through tiny incision above pubic bone & laser incision is done to minimize tissue trauma.Hope you have a minor BNC. Good luck ...Read more

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Prognosis for hormone refractory metastatic prostate cancer with pathological fracture?

Prostate cancer: This is an advanced stage of prostate cancer; the good news is there are many new drugs and treatments for men in this stage that have been shown to extend life; in this stage survival is extremely variable from months to years isn't impossible. ...Read more

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What is metastatic prostate cancer?

What is metastatic prostate cancer?

Metastasis: in general, metastasis refers to a cancer that has gone from the organ of origin to other parts of the body ...Read more

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My dad suffering from prostate cancer. Blood clots after chemotherapy while clearing throat. Any advise on it?

My dad suffering from prostate cancer. Blood clots after chemotherapy while clearing throat. Any advise on it?

Check Blood Counts: Being on chemotherapy can drop blood counts and can cause irritation in throat which can result in bleeding. Please be sure to discuss this with your dad's chemotherapy doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a 65 year old with metastic prostate cancer in the bones lungs and liver. The doctors have stopped all cancer treatmen?

What is the life expectancy for a 65 year old with metastic prostate cancer in the bones lungs and liver. The doctors have stopped all cancer treatmen?

Radical Remission: is the name of a book by Kelly Turner. She investigated the cases of people who had dire prognoses and yet lived long beyond them. It might be worth a read for the situation you mention. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What cancer facilties in texas would be highly recommend to treat tongue and neck lymph node cancer?

What cancer facilties in texas would be highly recommend to treat tongue and neck lymph node cancer?

Many: those are common problems in the practice of ENT surgeons and oncologists. Any board-certified cancer doctor should be able to give you good care. No need to travel to a medical Mecca. ...Read more

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Cancer cells in a lymph node in the neck, how serious can it be?

Cancer cells in a lymph node in the neck, how serious can it be?

Depends on origin: Thyroid cancer to neck nodes is not as worrisome as cancer from other sites. Lymphomas are more treatable. Head and neck cancers to neck nodes still have a cure possibility. Overall anything besides lymphoma or thyroid it is not a good finding when cancer goes to lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I'm having open biopsy of neck lymph node diagnosed with atypical by previous needle biopsy. Is cancer likely to be found?

I'm having open biopsy of neck lymph node diagnosed with atypical by previous needle biopsy. Is cancer likely to be found?

Not necessarily: More history would be helpful such as is there a past history of cancer anywhere or a current mass in your thyroid or any other part of your body? "Atypical" findings on a fine needle biopsy can be secondary to inflammation and not malignancy. However, excisional biopsy of the node is critical to rule out malignancy. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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


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