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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

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

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


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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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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 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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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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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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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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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more