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Doctor insights on: How Long Do People Typically Live After They Are Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

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My dad has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer they said they can not cure it but use hormone treatment. He's 70 yr old. How long he got?

My dad has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer they said they can not cure it but use hormone treatment. He's 70 yr old. How long he got?

2nd opinion: There are so many variables at play. Even if a man has advanced prostate cancer, he may still have years of life ahead of him. There are a number of new targeted therapies available. Make sure his urologic oncologist is aware of these therapies. ...Read more

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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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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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How can you diagnose prostate cancer?

Biopsy: Normally to diagnose prostate cancer, a man needs to undergo a prostate ultrasound with a ultrasound guided prostate biopsy to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I was diagnose with prostate cancer what is the next step?

See the doctor: Prostate cancer is managed in many different ways depending upon the age, stage and clinical circumstances. I would suggest you talk to your doctor be it the urologist, radiation oncologist or primary care doctor first. You may have a curable cancer and it is important to follow through. Donot neglect it at this point without getting professional opinion. A conversation with your md is needed. ...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?

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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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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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

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


Dr. Chad Levitt
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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