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How long can someone live in decent shape with prostate cancer stage 4?

How long can someone live in decent shape with prostate cancer stage 4?

Lots of ways to be: Stage iv, and lots of treatment options; survival depends on how much disease you have. Treatment relieves symptoms and makes living more enjoyable. (orchiectomy, anti-hormones, even vaccines). While some disease kills people quickly, even very advanced bony disease can live years. The small cell type is distinctive and bad...Short prognosis. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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For what length of time can someone live with prostate cancer stage 4?

For what length of time can someone live with prostate cancer stage 4?

Ask your doctor...: In general, some one-third of men with this stage of prostate cancer may live more than five years, but this stat can not predict individual longevity, but as a general reference. For individual specifics, ask the current treating doc timely since multiple factors may affect an overall longevity and s/he know more about these than anyone online. Best... ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for stage 4 prostate cancer?

Varies: Often times an orchiectomy is a very good option and sometimes androgen blockade is. It all depends on the age and the health condition of the patient. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is stage 4 prostate cancer?

How harmful for your health is stage 4 prostate cancer?

Depends: Diagnosis with early disease with then progression sometimes means hormone resistant disease needing chemo or targeted therapy. We shouldn't be diagnosing pts upfront with stage IV nowadays with rectal exams & psa & pt education. Denosumab, vaccine therapy are also options. Pace of disease and spread to organs other than bone tend to be more difficult to treat. ...Read more

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How much time can your life with stage 4 prostate cancer?

How much time can your life with stage 4 prostate cancer?

30%: With prostate cancer that has spread to lymph nodes, bones or other organs the 5 year survival rate is about 30%. ...Read more

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My husband found out that he had prostate cancer a week ago and doctors said he was at stage 4, what can I do?

My husband found out that he had prostate cancer a week ago and doctors said he was at stage 4, what can I do?

If he indeed has: Disease outside the prostate, commonly it goes to bones. Some declare this based on psa number. Treatment for advanced prostate sometimes is done by the urologist (hormone management) of medical oncologist, or focal radiotherapy for pain, but make sure the treatment doe snot cause more 'harms' than the disease. If you feel good, treatment may not improve that, and might cause symptoms. ...Read more

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How much time can a patient live with stage 4 prostate cancer and how much discomfort will the person experience wh?

How much time can a patient live with stage 4 prostate cancer and how much discomfort will the person experience wh?

Here are some...: Roughly, the life expectancy for stage-4 prostate cancer is about 3-5 yrs with wide variation resulting from age, lifestyle, support, and using "newer" treatments, which may give additional 4-6 months. ...Read more

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Stage 4 prostate cancer bone pain?

Stage 4 prostate cancer bone pain?

Bone pain: When prostate cancer spreads it tends to go to the bone where it can cause pain. Tell your urologist or oncologist about the pain and they can order an x-ray. It can be treated so please don't think it is hopeless. ...Read more

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Fatherinlaw has stage 4 prostate cancer, glands, bladder. How can you get him to take it serious he thinks 2 docs lying. Putting family through hell?

Fatherinlaw has stage 4 prostate cancer, glands, bladder. How can you get him to take it serious he thinks 2 docs lying. Putting family through hell?

Here are some. ..: Your described clinical scenario in your beloved father-in-law isn't uncommon resulting from: denial and wishful thinking, but not his fault by the following: 1. "If it's not broke, don't fix it." has imprinted in many people's mind based on how much physical mental & suffering may emerge, 2. the power of political correctness and commercialism has made many become their own worst enemy to face. . ...Read more

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My father-in-law has stage 4 prostate cancer. He has had more than a years worth of chemo plus he was in a drug study. What is his chances?

My father-in-law has stage 4 prostate cancer. He has had more than a years worth of chemo plus he was in a drug study. What is his chances?

Lot depends on age: His age at diagnosis, general health, will to live, strength to fight this beast, receiving compassionate care, having loving support system, all are factors that help get to the answer. Even then, a knowledgable, experienced doc does would not try to give a specific answer.. If he is under 65, it is usually a more aggressive cancer (my father died at 55 with it); if over 75, may have yrs left. ...Read more

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How/should I raise my platelet count, 43K/uL? I have stage 4 prostate cancer. Dr. has given my 2 to 6 months. My PLT has been going down for 5 months

How/should I raise my platelet count, 43K/uL? I have stage 4 prostate cancer. Dr. has given my 2 to 6 months. My PLT has been going down for 5 months

Unfortunately there: Is no way to raise the count other than transfusion. It would probably be beneficial for you and your family to discuss your plans for a comfortable end game with a palliative care team. Ask your health care professionals for a referral. ...Read more

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Fatherinlaw found out today prostate cancer in glands, bladder, bones, stage 4. What is the survival rate for him, family wondering. Thanks?

Fatherinlaw found out today prostate cancer in glands, bladder, bones, stage 4. What is the survival rate for him, family wondering. Thanks?

Unfortunately poor: The overall outcome is not good, I would suggest following his physicians lead and make the time remaining as comfortable, enjoyable and as loving as possible. My thoughts are with your family. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the best medicine for prostate cancer in stage iv?

Please help! What is the best medicine for prostate cancer in stage iv?

Hormonal therapy: For stage 4 prostate cancer, hormonal therapy will be the starting treatment. Once the cancer becomes hormone resistant, typically in 2 years, other systemic treatment would be considered. ...Read more

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Could stage IV prostate cancer cause blood to appear in my urine?

Could stage IV prostate cancer cause blood to appear in my urine?

Yes: Having advanced prostate cancer, stage IV disease, can cause blood in the urine by local extension of the tumor into the bladder or by causing local inflammation around the bladder. ...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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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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What are the chances of a diabetic surviving a prostate cancer over the long-term

What are the chances of a diabetic surviving a prostate cancer over the long-term

Quite good: Most prostate cancer victims survive their disease for more than 10 years and nearly 80+ percent live a normal life once they have been treated well. ...Read more

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I have prostate cancer (no methastesis). I won't have any treatment. How long can I have before it gets really worrying?

Depends: It depends on the volume of cancer, the gleason score, and lymphatic or perineural invasion. On average, the most common prostate cancer will take 7-10 years before any significant metastatic disease develops. ...Read more

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Can robotic prostate cancer and testical cancer operation be performed at the same time? Testical pain last night and happened long time ago, cause?

Can robotic prostate cancer and testical cancer operation be performed at the same time? Testical pain last night and happened long time ago, cause?

Testicle pain: Can have a number of causes, and cancer is not the most common. Inflammation, scrotal hernia, torsion, can all cause pain. See your doctor, a testicular ultrasound may be useful. ...Read more

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I had radiation four years ago for prostate cancer, now my seman is bloody. Is this a medical emergency?

I had radiation four years ago for prostate cancer, now my seman is bloody. Is this a medical emergency?

No but get checked: Blood in semen, while alarming, is uncommonly a sign of severe problems. You can see a urologist (i am in mount kisco) and get checked out just to be sure. ...Read more

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After prostate cancer surgery how long before erection is possible?

After prostate cancer surgery how long before erection is possible?

It varies: I've seen return of erections from as soon as one month after radical prostatectomy to as long as two years. The usual time frame I give my patients is closer to the 1.5-2 year window. ...Read more

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I masturbate all day long where it’s disrupting my life, but I’m afraid to stop out of fear of getting prostate cancer! Is it safe to stop? Thanks.

I masturbate all day long where it’s disrupting my life, but I’m afraid to stop out of fear of getting prostate cancer! Is it safe to stop? Thanks.

So many myths: Prostate cancer is not caused by retaining sperm. The activity has no effect on whether you get it or not. You are fine to quit and have a normal productive life without this myth hanging over your head. Have a regular physical every couple years where they check your prostate and do a PSA test, that's all you need to do. ...Read more

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Right testicle has become very hard and changed shape. It has become round like a marble. I have no pain. It. I had prostate cancer in 2004. Radiation.

Right testicle has become very hard and changed shape. It has become round like a marble. I have no pain. It. I had prostate cancer in 2004. Radiation.

Time for Urologist: We often say... Never say never. Prostate Ca spread to testis would be rare. But with irridiated tissues. A different type of cancer could occur. Or could occur on its own. You did not mention injury. But, go see your Urologist...soon. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Prostate (Definition)

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


Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

The second most common cancer after skin cancer ...Read more