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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
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
My father has stage 4 prostate cancer its in his blood he's 92 yrs old the docs say they cought it to late, how long does he have?
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
Pcs: Depending on stage he could live many years! ...Read more
Radiation: Usually 30-40 total treatments.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have prostate cancer (no methastesis). I won't have any treatment. How long can I have before it gets really worrying?
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
Can robotic prostate cancer and testical cancer operation be performed at the same time? Testical pain last night and happened long time ago, cause?
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
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
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.
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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